A Kansas waiter is going viral with an image of a generous tip that turned out not to be money, but a deliberately unfunny prank. Garret Wayman is a 17-year-old server in Wichita, who is so enthusiastic about food that his Twitter handle is @BeanBurrito. He was thrilled recently when he though he had gotten a $20 tip.
"I'm 17-years-old, $7,000 in debt because I had to buy myself a car, juggling full-time school, and working seven days a week," Wayman told Tech Insider. A $20 tip would have been a huge deal for him. But instead of finding Andrew Jackson, Wayman unfolded the bill to find a religious pamphlet telling him "there is something you can have more valuable than money!" and to "seek faith thru Jesus Christ."
While the customer promoted serving God, he failed to respect his server. He didn't leave a real tip and just bolted. Wayman added,"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."
Wayman didn't turn the other cheek, and instead tweeted a picture of the prank. That picture has now been retweeted over 5,000 times.
Here's the original tweet:
The pamphlet included such "tips" as:
Nothing in this world will really satisfy, that is because there is a void in your life that can only be filled with God, who created you... Come on, try Jesus, and see what happens! God's promise is your guarantee.
People on Twitter are sharing the image, and calling out the customer for being "Un-Christian" and rude. Jesus gives tips, and so should kind customers.
As Wayman said, "To get my hopes up like that ... is just flat out mean."