The parson insisted on paying the tab as they prepared to end the get-together. He presented the server with his credit card and when she returned he began to write in a tip for her.
“Pardon me for being noisy, Parson,” said Jeb, “but that's twenty percent. That's a little high, don't you think?”
The parson looked up and replied, “It's a round number. It makes the math easier.”
“Well, obviously you didn't read the news story where some pastor wrote on a check at Applebee's that had an eighteen percent gratituty suggested, “I give God ten percent; why should I give you eighteen?”
“I saw that,” the parson replied.
“Well, don't you think you're being a bit generous?”
“You know, Jeb, I just have trouble thinking the Lord would appreciate me using the Lord's tithe as an excuse to abuse someone who makes less money than do I.”