Earlier this week, a receipt from a St. Louis-area Applebee's exposed a pastor as, well, kind of an asshole. To prove that she isn't an asshole, Pastor Alois Bell of Truth in the World Deliverance Ministries demanded that everyone involved with "Receiptgate" be fired. She succeeded in having Chelsea Welch, the server who posted a photo of the receipt to Reddit, canned.
Bell, 37, said her heart is "broken" because she brought "embarrassment to [her] church and ministry." A week ago, Bell and her ministry visited Applebee's, but didn't want to pay the standard 18 percent automatic-gratuity attributed to parties of 8 or more.
So, like any good Christian, she crossed out the amount she was required to pay and wrote "I give God 10% — why do you get 18?" on the bill. Welch uploaded the photo to Reddit, where people called Bell out for being shrewd, to say the least.
She claims that she didn't demand several employees' heads on sticks, but Welch was fired nonetheless. This makes very little sense, especially since Bell admitted that her actions were a "lapse in [her] character and judgment." Welch says she didn't break any company guidelines, because she referenced her employee handbook.
So again, to prove that you aren't an asshole, you act like an asshole? What part of the game is that?