In exchange for a little bit of your dignity and self-respect, Sycamore Creek Church in Ohio will give a whopping 17,000 percent gratuity on a $5.99 Domino’s order. To evidently model generosity, pastor Steve Markle ordered a pizza two Sundays ago, and the congregation coughed up $1,046, which was $1,036 more than the driver said anyone had ever given her before. But there’s a huge but: To earn this wad of cash, the driver had to stand haplessly under a spotlight, let the congregation film her, and wonder the meaning of lines like, “I hope that this can help you. I don’t know what’s going on in your life.”
Next time, the pastor could take a page or two from the incognito gang TipsForJesus, but the gesture’s sweet, all the same.