Kansas Waiter Gets Fake $20 Tip That Was Actually A Bible Tract


Dear Christians, this is why non-beleivers hate us. Please stop doing this type of witnessing and grow up!

The Fake Tip Story

A server in Wichita, where the tipped minimum wage is only $2.13 per hour, received a rude surprise this week when a $20 tip turned out to be a fake.

“Don’t be fooled! There is something you can have more valuable than money!”

The pamphlet encouraged the 17-year-old Garret Wayman to

“get yourself a Bible and start reading it, beginning with the Book of John.”

Fake money Bible tract

A Christian Response

If the person who left this tip had done his or her job in reading the Bible they would know that Jesus would want them to be generous with their monitary blessings and would be very dissapointed that they are essentially robbing people by not leaving a real tip.

The restaurant industry depends on tips so much that the minimum wage accounts for it. So not tipping means you beleive your waiter doesn’t deserve to earn even the minimum wage. Can’t afford a tip? Then stop eating out.

And furthermore, it’s incredibly insulting and presumptuous to assume the waiter wasn’t a Christian. This person not tipping clearly just wants to mask their greed and lack of judgement with a vague Christian appearance.

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”

Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. (James 2:14-19)

4 thoughts on “Kansas Waiter Gets Fake $20 Tip That Was Actually A Bible Tract”

  1. Many moons ago…2015 I think…a (gay) neighbor and I went for beer and burgers at the local “eating-good-in-the-neighborhood” franchise. The waitress provided perhaps the worse service I have ever received at any restaurant in my life. At first I cut her some slack because she walked with an unusual gait that suggested hip dysplasia or limp length disparity. But she exhibited no generous personality nor genuine interest in her guests. It was like be served by a mechanical robot with no interaction. My neighbor and I were dumbfounded and inclined to leave a meager gratuity with a brief note explaining that our gratuity reflected our satisfaction (as opposed to our budgets). Then our checks arrived….with Bible verses on them! (and I think my gayhbor’s might have been Leviticus 18:22, but I might be misremembering that because he enjoyed quoting it ironically on the regular). I was livid at this waitresses’ pandering and prostitution of faith for her pecuniary gain. I suspect that her experience had been that deep-south, bible-belt patrons responded warmly to that. I think I left her $1 but I know I left her a fitting treatise on the back of her copy of the receipt. The moral of this story? Abuse of faith and religion is an equal-opportunity vice.

    • Very true!! Hateful people will always find reasons or make up a reason to be hateful. The intolerance of homosexuality is problematic for most evangelicals still. The next generation will be better though.

    • Agreed. Jesus wouldn’t have done that. Being cheap is one thing…. But being cheap while another person relies on the income and then having the audacity to replace the money with fake money…. That’s low. I would refuse service next time if I owned that restaurant.


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