tipsforjesus- Doing the Lord's work, one tip at a time.
December 3, 2013 5:31 PM   Subscribe

A bit more than the standard 20% A group of "football fans" have been spreading a bit of joy... (with Notre Dame playing the Grinch)
posted by HuronBob (19 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
The good work continued in Ann Arbor.... (we needed some generosity the way the football team's been playing!)
posted by HuronBob at 5:33 PM on December 3, 2013


"Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven."
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:41 PM on December 3, 2013 [14 favorites]


@tipsforchrist is not a valid cc signature.
posted by vrakatar at 5:45 PM on December 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


I thought the $100 tip I received last christmas was pretty spectacular. Apparently I need to stop vacationing and go back to work before this fad dies out.

Also, having worked in the Aspen area, I know of servers who received tips like this because it was 20%.
posted by efalk at 5:47 PM on December 3, 2013 [4 favorites]


I wonder how many people are doing this knowing that anything greater than 30ish percent will automatically be bounced by a payment processor as suspected fraud.
posted by Talez at 5:57 PM on December 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


Certainly leaves a better impression than those fake bills that fundies tend to hand out, at least.
posted by Aleyn at 5:59 PM on December 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


"Well, you're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't." - Bart Simpson
posted by Apocryphon at 6:08 PM on December 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


OR WE COULD PAY ALL SERVERS A LIVING WAGE
posted by Catchfire at 6:09 PM on December 3, 2013 [17 favorites]


Came to say what Talez did: I really wonder how many of these tips actually result in the server getting a tip, and how many of them result in the server getting no tip at all?
posted by jferg at 6:16 PM on December 3, 2013


This has somehow revived my long dormant memory of two girls in college that I shared a dorm with briefly. One was telling the other about how she was in $20,000 of credit debt. I can still quote her, "Sometimes I'd tip like $100 on a drink just because."
posted by subject_verb_remainder at 7:00 PM on December 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


When I worked in a restaurant, if someone left over 30% on a credit card, the manager had to approve it. You still got the money, in addition to the spring in your step.
posted by dogheart at 7:06 PM on December 3, 2013


"A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity." - RN
posted by lslelel at 7:58 PM on December 3, 2013 [4 favorites]


I'm curious how many of these receipts are the customer copy.
posted by crashlanding at 8:07 PM on December 3, 2013 [5 favorites]


jesus would prefer something more systematic i think, like universal heathcare.
posted by PinkMoose at 5:06 AM on December 4, 2013


@tipsforchrist is not a valid cc signature.

I don't see why not, if these are. (Unfortunately the original sotry is on zug.com, which no longer exists. If anyone comes up with an archival copy feel free to share it.)
posted by TedW at 5:06 AM on December 4, 2013


I wonder how many people are doing this knowing that anything greater than 30ish percent will automatically be bounced by a payment processor as suspected fraud.

I tip over 30 percent fairly regularly, often in cash but sometimes with a card and have never had this happen, at least not at places where I am a regular and know the servers well enough that they would tell me if I inadvertantly stiffed them. Perhaps it varies from card to card; I know their fraud detection algorithms are pretty sophisticated, more so than a simple "exceed this number and it is flagged" sort of thing. See this AskMe answer, for example.
posted by TedW at 5:16 AM on December 4, 2013


You have to fill out an IRS form to move over $10k. The credit card companies couldn't legally process this without going back to the customer with some paperwork.
posted by miyabo at 5:54 AM on December 4, 2013


I don't understand.

What's this got to do with Jesus?

Is this what religion means to people in America?

What are they fighting 'on'?

Do poor Christians not deserve public recognition?

I'm too tired to make the obvious jokes.

I'm too tired to point out the obvious pointlessness of this crap.

I'm tired of being an atheist who feels that many 'Christians' haven't actually read the Bible.
posted by stanf at 12:04 PM on December 4, 2013


Metafilter, where no good deed goes uncrapped upon. Damn, you people exhaust me.
posted by HuronBob at 6:23 AM on December 5, 2013


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