Fake $20 Tip is a Mean Evangelistic Trick for Kansas Server

A hard working server in Wichita, Kansas saw his customer left a $20 tip tucked under a ketchup bottle on the table. Naturally, the young server who is a senior in high school was excited! But when he looked a little closer, he realized it was something very different.

The twenty dollar bill left as a tip was really a tract disguised as money. The pamphlet read, “Don’t be fooled. There is something you can have more valuable than money.”

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He was understandably angry at being duped. He said he doesn’t mind if people leave Bible pamphlets, but that people “don’t work for fun.”

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Candace Bure co-host of The View chimed in and said, “You have to put something with it. That is like the worst representation of a Christian that you could do.”

Wayman shared, “I was just taken aback because I don’t know if you’ve ever been a server, but whenever you see a $20 tip it’s a big deal.”

“He just left that,” Wayman continued. “I wanted to tell him that I only make $3 an hour and bust my (expletive) at my job to make way less than I deserve, but he was gone by the time I had the chance to.”

“It’s really ironic to try to deceive religion, especially Christianity because really in Christianity deception is the devil’s game,” Wayman said.

He hopes whoever left this pamphlet continues to spread the Word, but not without a real tip.

Evangelism is about making a connection with a person. It’s not about leaving a piece of paper and then running out the door. Let’s be Christians who are kind and tip well.

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Esther Laurie
Esther Laurie is a staff writer at ChurchLeaders.com. Her background is in communication and church ministry. She believes in the power of the written word and the beauty of transformation and empowering others. When she’s not working, she loves running, exploring new places and time with friends and family. It’s her goal to work the word ‘whimsy’ into most conversations.