I.ve lived in this, mostly Catholic city for 8 years . I doubt it's seen often here. Maybe in the suburbsCome to the South..its rampant here.
Some of the worst customers in the restaurant biz are those self-proclaimed Christians coming out of church on Sundays+1
do people actually do it, or is it just an urban legend? if I were a waiter and I'd get one, my God, I'd curse those people's god in their faces.I was a restaurant guy for many years.....yes they do this for real.
My second job is at a restaurant. Most people are good, even when it gets really busy. But Sunday lunch time, rude folk come out of the woodwork in their Sunday clothes. I haven't gotten a tract as a tip, but did get a nice tip written on a napkin: "Don't drink and drive." I wanted to scream obscenities.
Throwing my server hat into the ring here to agree with all of this. Sunday lunches are the worst shifts, and not a Sunday went by when I didn't hear multiple coworkers complaining about the "church crowd", or when we'd start to get busy be like, "Great, here come the Christians!" It was disheartening when I first started serving years and years ago to realize what jerks the church crowd were. So demanding, so rude, terrible tippers. Who knows why.
Also, I have gotten tracts as a tip. It's obnoxious and rude as hell. I would rather be totally stiffed than have you leave a tract as my "tip". Also, they immediately go into the trash by everyone who has ever gotten one that I've seen.
It amazes me how many people don't know how to tip, and after years of serving I really think it's ignorance, not malice. Unless you've been a server or know a server how would you know that they only make around $2 an hour? Tips are