Pastor’s comment on receipt: ‘I give God 10%, why do you get 18%’

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This photo of a restaurant receipt shows an inscription from a self-identifying pastor that reads 'I give God 10%, why do you get 18?" (Photo: Reddit)

This photo of a restaurant receipt shows an inscription from a self-identifying pastor that reads ‘I give God 10%, why do you get 18?” (Photo: Reddit)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. —  A pastor who left a snide comment on a restaurant receipt is now facing the wrath of Reddit after a photo of that bill went viral.

The photo shows a tip amount of 18 percent crossed off on a receipt. Above the scribbled-out tip, there is a handwritten inscription.

“I give God 10%, why do you get 18?”

While she does admit leaving the note at a St. Louis Applebee’s displayed poor judgement on her part, the pastor, who has only identified herself as Pastor Bell, came forward to KTVI to clear up the matter, saying she did actually end up leaving a tip.

“What (the photo) doesn’t show is the money that I left and that we all left on the table,”  Bell told the T.V. station.

Bell claims she left $6.29 on the table — the same amount that was scribbled out on the receipt — and that her credit card was also charged with an additional $6.29. Bell said everyone else at her table also left tips in cash.

After the receipt was posted to Reddit, reportedly by a server, Bell said people started sending her messages.

“I’ve been harassed because of this and it doesn’t tell the whole story,” Bell said.

Ultimately, Bell said she came forward to clear her name, and in hopes of shedding light on the good work around the community that her ministry is doing.

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