"Sundays are the worst," one of the servers explained to me. "That's when the church crowd goes out to eat."
In conversations with my server friends across the country, I've heard the same sentiment echoed time and time again. As a Christian, I find this infuriating.
Some of them would leave fake "money" as part of their tip -- pieces of paper designed to look like high-value bills until you picked them up and realized they were tracts telling you about giving your life to Jesus. Why would anyone think that tricking and disappointing a broke food-service employee would be a good way of spreading the Christian good news? ...
Remember, my fellow Christians: Whatever you do, wherever you go, whenever you tip, you are representing Jesus. And what makes the most difference in that moment isn't your words or your theology; it's your grace, love and generosity.