Ask any waiter/waitress, host/ess, or any other person in a service job, primarly food, who their most obnoxious customers are. There will be an almost unanimous reply of "Christians." Bring it up with one that's had a long (Sun)day, and you'll hear a long rant about everybody from ministers down to laymen griping, stiffing, leaving religious tracts as tips, preaching about working on "the Sabbath" (Sabbath is technically Saturday), letting their brats run rampant, and generally being a pain in the you-know-what every Sunday at lunch. The church crowd is almost universally an idea of a huge rush of rude customers. Now, this appalls and upsets me. As a true believer in the teachings of Christ, I believe that the kindness and charity of Jesus should be refelcted in everything I do. When I'm behind the counter, I try to show extreme civility to both my customers and co-workers, turning the other cheek and sometimes getting an apology in return. When I'm in front of the counter, I am polite and patient, and I tip well so long as the service was acceptable. Christ himself said that you should be able to recognize those who follow them by their fruits (if anyone can give me a chapter and verse on this, I'd appreciate it). Would Christ stiff his server? Would Christ begrudge those who served him food on the Sabbath (in fact, I recall him rebuking people who griped about similar things)? Would Christ allow children under his care to cause misery to others? As Christians, we should always strive to mimic Christ in every way, so why is it that the after Church crowd has the worst reputation in the world? I boggles my mind and I ask that fellow Christians do what you can to improve this image. Also, to those who aren't Christians, being a nice guy to those who wait on you can't hurt. Now, before anybody asks, this isn't a complaint by me. I have responsibilities during the late service at church and never go to work until the lunch crowd is over. This is due to my genuine sadness over the repuation of Christians in restaurants.