Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sundays Are The Worst (website)

I came upon this website accidentally.  It was started by a pastor who noticed that many Christians do not treat the people who wait on them in restaurants as Christ would.  He felt the servers needed a place to vent where they wouldn't have to fear losing their jobs.

If you are a Christian I thought you might be interested in reading some of the stories so you will be reminded that there is always someone watching to see if what you say you believe affects how you act.  As the saying goes, "You may be the only Bible some people read."  I want to be a reflection of Jesus, not a deterrent to Him, don't you?


Here are a couple of the many stories that have been posted.

"I worked as a server for 15 years while raising my children as a single mother. I made good tips, enough to keep a roof over their heads and kept them from going hungry. Every Sunday my children and I were in church and after church we always went out to eat as our one day a week treat.  I was asked to work one Sunday for a friend that was sick and thought a Sunday of church people would make some really great tips. WOW in 15 years I have never dealt with such rude, condescending, holier-than-thou people. A group of 12 which ran me to death, complaining about everything from the lack of seasoning in the food to the fact their soft drinks didn’t have enough fizz. After spending 2 hours moaning and groaning about everything they leave. It took me 20 minutes to clean up their mess and they left no tip. As I was leaving that evening I found a note on my car that started out they had noticed I didn’t wear a wedding band but had a picture of kids on my badge. Obviously to them I was a Jezebel doomed to burn in hell along with my illegitimate bastard children. These were the exact words these “Christian” people used. Since they were nice enough to leave the note on the back of their church program I made sure I was at their church the following Sunday. Long story short by the time service was over there were a lot of red faces in that congregation. Too many people leave their Christianity at church and act as if they are better than others when they eat out after service. I am a Christian and I treat all people with respect but I refused to ever work another Sunday after that experience, I even quit church for awhile all because of 12 hypocrites that call themselves Christians."

Here is another:

"It has been a few years since I have worked as a waitress but I can tell you that when I did it was the church crowd I hated waiting on more than any other group.  They were rude, condescending and poor tippers.  When approaching the table and talking to them, a lot of the  time they wouldn’t look at you and were just unpleasant.  I was missing church because my job required I work on Sundays  and then I had to out up with their arrogance.  I always thought  to myself about them  listening to the sermon that day and how they must not have thought  the sermon was for them.  Anyone who waitresses  or has ever waitressed  will tell you this is their experience on Sunday.  I always thought it was  sad  that fellow Christians treated us that way."

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