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(Lincoln Journal Star)   Couple gets happiest waitress at restaurant and when they ask why she's so joyful, she tells a tale that would leave most of us in the fetal position. What the couple tips her at the end of the meal is a bit dusty   (journalstar.com) divider line 138
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2014-01-06 12:21:47 AM  
"I couldn't believe it. I tried to thank them, and they said, 'thank God.'"

Good on them, but I'd prefer doing a good deed in the name of Satan. Nobody ever thanks him and I think that's why he's always in such a bad mood.
 
2014-01-06 12:37:55 AM  

ultraholland: "I couldn't believe it. I tried to thank them, and they said, 'thank God.'"

Good on them, but I'd prefer doing a good deed in the name of Satan. Nobody ever thanks him and I think that's why he's always in such a bad mood.


Seems like a good place to put this. - The Oklahoma Atheist
 
2014-01-06 12:50:08 AM  
Cable Guy fixed her cable?
 
2014-01-06 12:52:09 AM  
When the headline says "it gets dusty," I say "Well, fark that then," and I go read something else.
 
2014-01-06 12:52:24 AM  
There are restaurants that accept checks?

I guess there would be. I suppose in small towns and they accept local bank checks but I've never seen anyone write out a check to pay for a dinner.
 
2014-01-06 12:53:29 AM  
Dust causes impotence.
 
2014-01-06 12:55:06 AM  

SirEattonHogg: There are restaurants that accept checks?

I guess there would be. I suppose in small towns and they accept local bank checks but I've never seen anyone write out a check to pay for a dinner.


I usually pay cash, but I'll pay with a check if I go out someplace upscale and expensive like Carrabba's.
 
2014-01-06 12:55:06 AM  
A) A restaurant that accepts checks?

B)  Seems kind of odd to tell some random customer her life story.
 
2014-01-06 12:55:10 AM  

ultraholland: "I couldn't believe it. I tried to thank them, and they said, 'thank God.'"

Good on them, but I'd prefer doing a good deed in the name of Satan. Nobody ever thanks him and I think that's why he's always in such a bad mood.


I want to take a trip to a hot country (Cuba will do nicely) so I can worship Satan for a week. Cheque please?  $1000 should cover it.
 
2014-01-06 12:55:12 AM  
 I guess the article doesn't really say they paid their tab with a check.
 
2014-01-06 12:56:32 AM  
Zombies give fellow zombie free ticket to brain farm.
 
2014-01-06 12:57:21 AM  
I don't normally complain about headlines (this is, in fact, the first time ever) but this is Buzzfeed-quality garbage.  Whoever wrote it is bad and should feel bad, and same goes for whoever let this abomination go green.
 
2014-01-06 01:00:11 AM  
they would probably only have given her a 10% tip if she wasnt a christian like them.
 
2014-01-06 01:01:11 AM  

Jamesac68: I don't normally complain about headlines (this is, in fact, the first time ever) but this is Buzzfeed-quality garbage.  Whoever wrote it is bad and should feel bad, and same goes for whoever let this abomination go green.


"A thousand people have already clicked this headline. What are you waiting for?"
 
2014-01-06 01:02:17 AM  
It's better to keep these things on the downlow

*cough* taxman *taxman*
 
2014-01-06 01:02:54 AM  
Could be I've just become overly skeptical but this story smells funny.

At any rate, it's nice that the waitress caught a break.
 
2014-01-06 01:03:22 AM  
Touching but....

"She had just finished her first semester at Trinity Bible College in North Dakota, where she's studying youth ministry and psychology."

Fail.
 
2014-01-06 01:04:35 AM  
img1.fark.net IRS says "God Bless" to cheery Lincoln waitress
 
2014-01-06 01:05:56 AM  
Uh oh. Something nice happened to a Christian. This could get snarky.
 
2014-01-06 01:06:30 AM  
My window got a pop up asking me to answer a question before I can read the rest of the article. The question: what I would do if today was my last day on earth?

Oh...all the snarky answers I could post to this....
 
2014-01-06 01:10:57 AM  

JosephFinn: A) A restaurant that accepts checks?

B)  Seems kind of odd to tell some random customer her life story.


Some people are more open about that sort of thing. My brother's GF is the same way. I guess it's just how they work.
 
2014-01-06 01:12:19 AM  

JosephFinn: A) A restaurant that accepts checks?


It sounds like they gave her a couple of cheques for tuition and stuff, but paid for the meal/tip normally.
 
2014-01-06 01:13:11 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Uh oh. Something nice happened to a Christian. This could get snarky.


I know - Imagine if she was a jew or a muslim?! She's would have gotten double!
 
2014-01-06 01:14:50 AM  

JosephFinn: B)  Seems kind of odd to tell some random customer her life story.


As a diner denizen for most of my life, I wish I had a dollar for every time I've sat in frustration, trying to read, but instead being forced to listen to the boring and poorly told life story of some bone-headed server who thinks she's the reason you stopped in for a cup of coffee.
 
2014-01-06 01:21:22 AM  
I hope she does well, but pursuing majors in ministry and psych will mean she could make more money as a waitress.
 
2014-01-06 01:21:34 AM  
Faaaaaaaaaaake
 
2014-01-06 01:25:15 AM  
I have been tipped $500 a few times, given 1st class roundtrip airfare once, and hot sex on numerous occasions (once it was with 3 blondes visiting from MN).  There are some mighty generous people out there.  AMDG, men for others.
 
2014-01-06 01:26:44 AM  

EdNortonsTwin: It's better to keep these things on the downlow

*cough* taxman *taxman*


I don't think there's any tax problem here.

http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Frequ en tly-Asked-Questions-on-Gift-Taxes
Who pays the gift tax?
"The donor is generally responsible for paying the gift tax."

How many annual exclusions are available?
"$14,000 on or after January 1, 2013"
 
2014-01-06 01:26:47 AM  

muddythinker: I hope she does well, but pursuing majors in ministry and psych will mean she could make more money as a waitress.


You might be surprised how much money there is in starting a church.  She may have the *perfect* double-major.
 
2014-01-06 01:29:01 AM  
A Nigerian Prince gave me the same windfall.
 
2014-01-06 01:41:43 AM  
I left someone a tip for $5 at that grease pit once. Why don't they tell my story? Mine has more sex and twice the ninjas.
 
2014-01-06 01:46:24 AM  
You know what I call customers who ask me a million questions about my life? A pain in my farking ass. But then again I'm a rather antisocial type who doesn't enjoy meeting new people. Why I never get tipped is beyond me, lmfao.
 
2014-01-06 01:53:30 AM  
That's a cute story, but does her sister work there too? Why is she being quoted in the telling of the story?

And why is that couple claiming to be god?
 
2014-01-06 01:57:48 AM  
I no longer believe any of these ZOMG amazing tip/ racist nontip stories.
 
2014-01-06 02:00:21 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: That's a cute story, but does her sister work there too? Why is she being quoted in the telling of the story?


Maybe the sister is the one who went to the "bible college" with the idea and got the press onto it.

It seems unlikely one of these guys was looking to do a random deed of charity at a random restaurant and just happened to get a waitress who was a student with financial difficulties at his podunk out-of-state alma mater.
 
2014-01-06 02:04:11 AM  
Sorry for being cynical, but the story just seems a little too neat and perfect. It may just be poor writing on the part of the author, but it's hard to believe conversations like that would happen.

Would you really tell complete strangers about abuse in foster homes as a child? If they ask you why you're so happy, why not just say "oh, I have a wonderful family!"
 
2014-01-06 02:06:10 AM  
This smells like doody.
 
2014-01-06 02:15:04 AM  
Who the fark is this "God" character, anyway?
 
2014-01-06 02:16:03 AM  

ultraholland: "I couldn't believe it. I tried to thank them, and they said, 'thank God.'"

Good on them, but I'd prefer doing a good deed in the name of Satan. Nobody ever thanks him and I think that's why he's always in such a bad mood.


Hey don't look now
But there goes god
In his sexy pants
And his sausage dog
And he can't stand
Beelzebub
'cos he looks so good in black, in black
 
2014-01-06 02:23:23 AM  

SirEattonHogg: There are restaurants that accept checks?

I guess there would be. I suppose in small towns and they accept local bank checks but I've never seen anyone write out a check to pay for a dinner.


There's a mom and pop breakfast place here in Deland (not a small town, btw) - they do a TON of business but they don't take credit cards. It's cash or check only.
 
2014-01-06 02:29:39 AM  
Wow another person trying to buy their way into heaven. Film at 11.
 
2014-01-06 02:41:56 AM  

Jamesac68: I don't normally complain about headlines (this is, in fact, the first time ever) but this is Buzzfeed-quality garbage.  Whoever wrote it is bad and should feel bad, and same goes for whoever let this abomination go green.


At least we don't have to read it day in day out.
Seriously, how many times does Drew think we need to see that Neil deGrasse Tyson trolled gravity on twitter?
 
2014-01-06 02:50:05 AM  

sjcousins: Jamesac68: I don't normally complain about headlines (this is, in fact, the first time ever) but this is Buzzfeed-quality garbage.  Whoever wrote it is bad and should feel bad, and same goes for whoever let this abomination go green.

At least we don't have to read it day in day out.
Seriously, how many times does Drew think we need to see that Neil deGrasse Tyson trolled gravity on twitter?


There's gravity on Twitter??

/bored
 
2014-01-06 02:51:26 AM  

FDR Jones: Who the fark is this "God" character, anyway?


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-06 02:53:26 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: sjcousins: Jamesac68: I don't normally complain about headlines (this is, in fact, the first time ever) but this is Buzzfeed-quality garbage.  Whoever wrote it is bad and should feel bad, and same goes for whoever let this abomination go green.

At least we don't have to read it day in day out.
Seriously, how many times does Drew think we need to see that Neil deGrasse Tyson trolled gravity on twitter?

There's gravity on Twitter??

/bored


There might be. I never clicked the link.
 
2014-01-06 03:00:29 AM  
proof that god exists?
even if only in the hearts of the charitable, it is tangible proof of his existence because if the real affect on people's lives.
 
2014-01-06 03:01:53 AM  
Have fun with that degree from Trinity Bible College. My family tried to get me to go to one of these training camps for bullshiat artists and I knew it was a bad scene even before I had all the coolaid out of my system.

Different strokes I guess.
 
2014-01-06 03:16:14 AM  
Is this the story in which god crashed the family car giving the mother an unrecoverable brain injury and making it so the father is unfit to be a father and then moving the children into homes where they were abused only to be moved to another home that they would again be abused and then ultimately having the girl work as a waitress only to be given a small amount of money and told to thank the deity that caused all this to happen in the first place?
 
2014-01-06 03:21:34 AM  

C18H27NO3: Is this the story in which god crashed the family car giving the mother an unrecoverable brain injury and making it so the father is unfit to be a father and then moving the children into homes where they were abused only to be moved to another home that they would again be abused and then ultimately having the girl work as a waitress only to be given a small amount of money and told to thank the deity that caused all this to happen in the first place?


No. That one's over in the Sports tab.
 
2014-01-06 03:23:52 AM  

C18H27NO3: Is this the story in which god crashed the family car giving the mother an unrecoverable brain injury and making it so the father is unfit to be a father and then moving the children into homes where they were abused only to be moved to another home that they would again be abused and then ultimately having the girl work as a waitress only to be given a small amount of money and told to thank the deity that caused all this to happen in the first place?


i think the answer you are looking for is:
god doesn't cause these things to happen, or "allow" them to happen.
god might give people the strength to overcome these things, or motivate people in some way to help others and embrace them like family. if course it could just be kindness, but that is what god is. god isn't some dude that looks like charleton heston, god is kindness, charity, love....
 
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