Chelsea Welsh, you have one more supporter!!

I don’t post a lot of personal things on my website, but sometimes things come across that just fire me up…

Those who know me (and now everyone), know two things about me…

1. I hate chain restaurants (less Longhorn) with a passion…

2. I am an atheist… years of catholic school and asking logical questions will do that to you…

I do occasionally go out to eat at chains and most of the time, find the food pretty bland, no different than the food in any other chain. Ironically, the last chain I went to was Applebee’s as a part of a luncheon, and well, the food was pretty much what you’d expect. I was also with a group of 8 or more people, and since I know how to read, I could clearly see where it said they added an 18% gratuity for those groups.

Enter the story of Applebee’s waitress Chelsea Welch and “pastor” Alois Bell. Per all the articles, Bell was a part of a party of about 20 people. It looks like they paid on separate checks, and she was upset at the 18% gratuity being added to her check. She crossed off the gratuity, leaving a massive $0 tip, then writing down that she gives “god” 10%, so why do they get 18%, signing the receipt “pastor” Alois Bell. A picture of the receipt found it’s way online (okay, Welsh was wrong in taking the picture), Bell complained, and Chelsea Welsh was fired. Thankfully I never had any intent to ever eat at Applebee’s again, or else that would’ve ended it.

However, now that the story hit the web, it sounds like everyone has pretty much come down on Bell. She is claiming she is being harassed, it was a lapse of “character” and judgement, and that she has bought embarrassment to her church… blah blah blah wah wah wah… Now that this has gone public, she has since apologized to Welsh. I am sure Welsh can pay her bills with said apology. Note the apology was AFTER it went public. How very “christian” of her.

Seems to be if Bell wasn’t trying to be a big cheap pompous ass, acting as if being a pastor makes her something important, she wouldn’t have written what she did on the receipt and stiff people on the tip that is CLEARLY posted on the menu.

Apologies don’t mean ANYTHING if you’re just doing them to save face later on. If you really meant it, you’d have apologized earlier.

How do you feel knowing you cost someone a REAL job?

I really hope Chelsea Welsh sues Applebee’s, Alois Bell, and “truth in the world deliverance ministries church”. At 10% per person, they can afford to pay her for the job she lost.

Personally, I am just disgusted…

Click here for the original Yahoo article

Click here for the follow up Yahoo article

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