Just Who IS “Tips For Jesus”?
Do you know about “Tips for Jesus?”
Well, who ever he (or she, or they) is, they’re truly a saint.
That’s because since the end of the summer, whoever it is has been leaving ABSURDLY HUGE tips for servers throughout the nation, and it’s all been documented on an appropriately named Instagram account.
Having worked as a server in a restaurant as recently as just about a year and a half ago, I can assure you that if you’ve never done it, it can be a real grind and a tough job. Especially when you’re dealing with fussy customers who are just impossible to satisfy, no matter how hard you might try. When you’re left with an awful tip after you’ve busted your ass, I swear it’ll make you feel like chasing that dinner party down and confronting them as to why they’re such cheapskates. The rule is 15-to-20% people, and if you’re giving anything less than that, you’re quite simply an asshole.
Anyway, knowing how hard servers work, it really does make me happy to see that whoever this Tips for Jesus is, is leaving tips that range from $500.00 on a $24.00 bill (!) to a tip for TEN GRAND on a bar bill that was close to 3k.
If you add up all the gratuity that’s been left by the person or persons behind Tips For Jesus, they’ve given out close to $55,000.
Now look, under normal circumstances I’m not for anyone shoving religion down my throat, but after working a double at a packed restaurant on a Friday night, you bet your sweet ass that you could buy my faith for a $10,000 tip.