reply to post by 321equinox
The whole and TRUE concept about tithing is not about 'giving to God'. He does not need such weath....AT ALL.
It was only meant as social expenditure to help the COMMUNITY to progress and evolve back at ancient times, akin to current day taxes for education,
health, security, economy, etc.
10% is the minimum in the olden days, but only upon those who have such funds to spare, to SHARE. Paying just 10% does not and had never meant that
your obligations to the our common Creator's children is done, but rather, if you have more, you should reflect upon yourself and necessary needs,
help those who have less, so as to build up a harmonious society.
Looking at the world today, we mankind, most of us, had failed to understand such concepts, and worse, imposters in collar not only failing the
teachings, but had sought to get the waitress fired, if the MSM report is true.
Tips in modern society is NOT mandatory. You do not need to give. It is only volunteerily given, regardless if the service is good or bad.
Most often, it is good service that one tips. But anyway, if one has a problem, and cannot give, nevertheless, most waitress will look the other way,
if he/she has a heart, such those whom are poor, have many kids, are pregnant, unemployed, etc. These folks need not feel guilty, but if they had been
treated kindly, to remember the service staff, and when one day is better off, to help them back.
Waitressing job do not pay well, simply because of the competition and critically, the need to keep food prices low and affordable for all, thus the
low pay. But if the food, ambient and sevice is good, never be a miser, for no matter how much you can save, nothing beats the full satisfaction of a
'good' meal, not only for the tummy, but for the soul. Money can always be earn back, but joyful moments are few and far in between.
TIpping also gives encouragement to the staff, that they are on the right track, for it will be because of QUALITY, and had been that which sets USA
aparts from other nations.