January 31, 2013

Another Sensationalistic Fake Tip Story?

Yahoo reported this story Person claiming to be pastor leaves waiter note: ‘I give God 10%. Why do you get 18?’

In short the story claims a pastor left a note on a tip saying ... oh yeah the title of the article actually pretty much sums up the story doesn't it?  

I distinctly remember another story not too long ago that found its way on Yahoo news which was about a rich 1%'er who left a 1% tip with a note "get a real job".   Then the day after that the story was revealed as a hoax.   It isn't hard at all to fake a tip and write something controversial and then apparently the 'news' will pick it up and run with it and 1000 people on the internet will get indignant.

I smell something fishy.   Lets wait and see if tomorrow or the next day this alleged zero tip receipt from the pastor is revealed as just a photoshopped hoax...
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3 comments:

  1. This one looks like it might be coming true, although I am a bit skeptical. Why would you write such an elaborate message on a receipt? Maybe he wanted to get caught?

    This will probably have as many twists and turns as the Manti Te'o story.

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  2. Now they are saying that the waitress who posted the picture was fired by Applebees. This seems less likely to be a hoax at this point, as I don't think a hoax would get too elaborate.

    Jim

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  3. The Pastor is black, and this plays into the worst stereotypes of black restaurant customers. (For those unfamiliar with this, just ask any friend or family member, or even your next server next time you eat out).

    This is awful, the server is black herself. Now, out of a job.

    Interesting that the signature includes the title 'Pastor', not playing the race card, but the clergy card. Some people will do anything to justify behavior.

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