To the so-called, uh, Christian couple who left, in lieu of a tip, a handwritten message on their credit-card receipt this week: It's a good thing your waiter saw the note before his mother, a hostess at the same restaurant, did. There might have been a post-supper ass-kicking at the Carrabbas Italian Grill restaurant at 10586 Metcalf Lane in Overland Park.
"When this Mama Bear gets her hackles up," the server's mother tells The Pitch, "the claws come out."
I wish a brave Carrabbas manager had been on hand to toss the bigoted couple's sorry, self-righteous asses out into the parking lot. Instead of leaving a tip for what they write on the note was "excellent service," the nontippers left this:
"Thank you for your service, it was excellent. That being said, we cannot in good conscience tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to GOD. Queers do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours. We hope you will see the tip your fag choices made you lose out on, and plan accordingly. It is never too late for GOD'S love, but none shall be spared for fags. May GOD have mercy on you."
This is not the first time this year that a self-proclaimed Christian has used faith as an excuse not to leave a tip. In January, a server working at an outpost of the Kansas City-based Applebee's was given, instead of a tip, an admonition from a female minister, who wrote on the receipt: "I give God 10 percent. Why do you get 18?"
If this means the end times are upon us, let's get it over with - but you people can afford to tip in the meantime.