My day was brought to a screeching halt by a blast from the past. Many moons ago (and perhaps even in my near future), I ran tables and/or slung drinks to make ends meet. Granted, waiting is a job that has its ups and downs because people have the tendency to be bastard coated bastards with bastard filling. In fact, I forged my delightful sense of misanthropy while working in restaurants– only to have it redefined while working at the job that cost me Jill. By the way, that job involved taking away things from people who didn’t pay for them.
Digression aside, being a waiter and a bartender for the majority of my collegiate tenure (and yes, I should have been given tenure) has left me with a great deal of patience and understanding when I go out to eat– tip wise. Sure, like other veterans of the industry, I invariably compare the server/bartender to my own skills– but when it comes down to paying… well I remember what it was like, so you have to be just short of a walking abortion sprayed by skunks for me to tip under 15%.
I think it’s happened twice… ever… and I was still embarrassed even though it was justified. Now, here’s where I’m going on the offensive– because my latent server rage has been sparked.
What I read today went well above and beyond the normal douchebaggery and into that of legendary hypocrisy. I mean seriously, in these here United States– servers and bartenders get shat on for $2.83 an hour (on average), and make a living on their tips. Every cent they are tipped is how they pay their bills, because their paychecks are nonexistent.
This fact is common knowledge among the general public, and among the visitors from other countries– where servers and barkeeps make real wages (but this is another rant entirely). These facts known, a pastor decided to up the douche factor to 11 after a trip to Assholebees.
Check out this sanctimonious bullshit.
Further exposition aside, let’s break out the cannons, shall we? “Pastor” Alois Bell, you took the time to highlight your hypocrisy by adding your title after signing your name. Think about it, there’s no reason to sign “pastor” like that unless it was added as a sanctimonious afterthought. So seriously, her little lip-service “apology”– total bullshit. Usually you have to watch bad wrestling to find acting this transparent– and the internet thought so too. Check out the overwhelming response on her page– oh wait, it’s gone. (Yes, I’m kicking myself for not screencapping it earlier today. My apologies.)
I wonder who took the listing down, Ms. Bell or the site administrator? Money is not on the administrator because her church’s website is strangely missing too. This “pastor” is doing damage control on her own behalf, and for no other reason. Before we get up in arms that this Alois Bell is helping to guide the hearts and minds of a congregation– she was only leading the gullible minds of less than 20 people (according to The Smoking Gun). Sounds to me like she used her “church” as a tax dodge, and signed up friends and family to get a congregation. Now that her hypocrisy is up, look what’s missing– almost everything that could wag a finger at her. My my.
So really, Alois? This is your apology, when your initial shitfit got the waitress fired? Wait.. wait, let me back up– you initially demanded that the entire staff be fired because your hypocrisy became common knowledge? Yes, we’re supposed to just take your apology at face value because you signed “pastor” to your holier-than-thou insult. I’ve heard more credible lies out of toddlers caught with their hands in the cookie jar.
Except you’re not cute.
Your actions are inexcusable. Likewise, a hearty double deuce to Applebee’s– Once again, a corporate entity has proven that they value the money of a deplorable individual over the work of an employee. Darden Corporation (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, etc.) is the same way (I know from experience), as are numerous other corporate/franchised restaurants. The customer can be a walking miscarriage like Alois Bell, and act inappropriately at every turn– and they will fire their employees just to keep their money flowing in the door.
Alois, who in the Nine Levels of Hell do you think you are? Seriously? Your actions are disgusting, your lies are further preposterous, and you destroyed your own reputation– then lied after the fact with a halfassed apology. It’s people like you that give practicing Christians a bad name– and I’m damn sure that your voicemail message has some trite bullshit about being “highly favored” or “have a blessed day.” Your words do not match your actions, and I think the final insult in the equation is that you’ve reproduced… not once… not twice… but three times. I’m sure your children conduct themselves as deplorably as you do.
… and by the way– it’s nice that you give your proper tithe. Let me break out the golfer’s clap for you. You forgot that God doesn’t need to pay bills or rent, like the waitress you got fired– nor the staff you tried to get fired.
I hope you never show your face in public again without receiving your justly deserved etiquette tips.
You clearly need them.