Paul Prather

February 8, 2013

Paul Prather: How you tip a waitress speaks to your beliefs

It was a small matter, maybe. Still, Christians took another hit. I'm talking about the performance of the Rev. Alois Bell on Jan. 25 in a St. Louis Applebee's. After her meal, the minister crossed out an 18 percent tip on her bill. She was with a large party, and the restaurant's policy is to automatically add a gratuity if there are more than eight diners in a group.

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About Paul Prather

Paul Prather

An ordained minister for more than 30 years, Paul Prather is a columnist, author and pastor of Bethesda Church near Mount Sterling. From 1988 to 1997, he was a Herald-Leader staff writer covering primarily religion.