WELL, WELL, WELL…where do I start with THIS one??
I won’t bash people, I promise, but I have to share this website with my blog followers and the rest of the internet. It’s a site for servers to explain how they were mistreated by “Christians” and a church will apologize on the mistreater’s behalf – a kind of proxy repentance. I like this. A lot.
Pastor Chad Roberts of Preaching Christ Church in Kingsport, Tennessee – bless his heart literally – became aware that there is a lot of truth to this disdain for being waitstaff working on this day due to the poor treatment. I can attest and affirm that Sundays are the worst. I don’t work in the food service industry anymore; I cannot stand the hypocrisy of fellow “Christians” and how nasty and demanding they can be, and I believe we (Christians) need to expose this so-called Christian nastiness to the world so it will stop.
I used to call it “low tip, no tip Sunday” because the after-church goers were notorious for not only low tipping, but no tipping, and nasty complaints. Oh, how they’d lie about food quality and lousy service – I don’t give lousy service, so what gives? And these patrons were supposedly Christian.
What would Jesus do? He would tip.
One state I’ve regretfully never been to is Louisiana, but I love New Orleans’ dark roasted “Café du Monde” coffee.
Oddly enough, I started drinking it my senior year of high school. I live in the South, so maybe it’s just easier to find here, but I’m hoping my recommendation is heeded and enjoyed. I’ve even found the original coffee variety in an Asian grocery store!
What you need to know is that chicory root is added to this coffee, giving this variety a very unique taste – almost like chocolate. Chicory is the root of the endive plant (lettuce family). Apparently the French, during their civil war, found a clever way to enhance their coffee by taste and necessity, since coffee was more scarce at the time. The recipe was brought to America via the French Acadians (known as “Cajuns”) from Nova Scotia, Canada to New Orleans.
Typically, this Café du Monde coffee is served “au lait”, with the proportion of 1:1, or equal parts coffee and hot/steamed milk. The reason for the au lait is due to the bitterness of the chicory coffee, but you’ll just have to try it. I’ve introduced a few people who were non-coffee drinkers, and they’re converts now.
There is an actual Café du Monde restaurant in New Orleans’ French Market (Choctaw Indian territory), and they’re famous for this coffee and the French pastry, the beignet (pronounced ben-YAY’). They were established in 1862, and are open 24/7!
This Tuesday, March 4th is “Fat Tuesday”, or MARDI GRAS – if you’re down in the French Quarter, go get you some!!
NOT that I’m a huge fan of McDonald’s, but my son used to work there, and it really is a large part of the fabric that makes ‘Murica…many childhood memories.
My son and I discussed the potential for McDonald’s to extend their breakfast hours just a few days ago, so it’s interesting that this news is exactly what we were thinking. We’ve both been restaurant cashiers, drive-through attendants, counter servers, waitstaff, and I’ve been a manager, so we often try to theoretically ‘fix’ places where we dine. We would only hope that any fast food chain these days offer better alternatives to all the chemicals they currently use, most needlessly, and give back to the world something healthier.
So please, for God’s sake, McDonald’s – please correct whatever is in McChickens that makes me sick, will ya…??
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