Pix11- A waiter in Kansas took to social media after discovering what looked like a generous $20 tip was not legal tender.For 17-year-old Garret Wayman, the excitement quickly faded when he realized that, not only was the money fake, but it was actually a pre-printed religious message.
Wayman had just finished serving a table at the at the Mulvane "DK" in Kansas, when he spotted what looked like a large bill tucked under the ketchup.
Unfolded, however, Wayman noticed it was actually just a bible pamphlet recommending he seek "faith thru Jesus Christ." The title of the message was:
DON'T BE FOOLED!
THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN HAVE MORE VALUABLE THAN MONEY!
The high school student aired his frustrations on social media and his story has now garnered national attention.
"He just left that," Wayman told Tech Insider. "I wanted to tell him that I only make $3 an hour and bust my a-- at my job to make way less than I deserve, but he was gone by the time I had the chance to."
This is just such an indefensible move that I don't even know where to start. I suppose you could say that the most egregious part about this is that a 17 year old got stiffed, but as unfortunate as that is, it happens all the time. You could make the argument that tricking a teenager into thinking he had a earned a fairly significant tip before surprising him with an informational brochure is just about the meanest prank you can pull on a blue collar worker. I want to focus, however, not on the victim, but instead the perpetrator.
Umm, isn't this guy's job to draw people to the Catholic church? Is that not the goal of using pamphlets as a promotional tool? No wonder people's faith in Jesus Christ is slowly dwindling, our lord and savior literally has the worst recruiting staff in history. This is like going into a high school quarterback's house and trying to sell him on a solid education. Imagine if Nick Saban offered a 5-star running back an inspirational message instead of free tuition. Yeah, uhhh, hello Auburn! I guess we should have known that Jehovah's witnesses aren't exactly pulling in six figures so they probably don't have the proper tools at their disposal, but still. Not only does leaving fake money do nothing to increase the congregation, but it actually makes young, impressionable laborers dismiss the idea of a higher power. I call into question God's existence every time someone tries to hand me a flyer when I am casually walking down the street, never mind picking up something that's supposed to be gratuity for rendering my services.
This is such dumb way to try to engage a decidedly less religious generation that I wouldn't totally put it past the Jews for being responsible for it. Rabbis everywhere just running around town facetiously spreading Christianity though the guise of cash. Nothing will turn people towards Judaism faster than the appearance of Catholicism taking money out of their pocket.