Having the Right vs. Being Right

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I love local news.

Waitress fired after posting picture of snarky minister’s receipt.

When I saw the story this statement that I have heard many times popped into my head:
Just because you have the right to do something doesn’t mean it is right to do it.


  • The minister had the right to ignore the restaurant’s policy of adding 18% gratuity to large parties.
  • The minister had the right to write the comment.
  • The minister had the right to compare her gifts to God to her gifts the wait staff.
  • The waitress had the right to publicly post a picture of the receipt.
  • The minister had the right to call the restaurant and complain about the employees reaction.
  • The restaurant had the right to fire the waitress.

The last one is the only right that I will defend as right.

What do you think, was anyone right in this situation?


About Jeff Postlewaite

high school principal since '07, father since '04, teacher since '03, husband since '03, sound tech since '96, UVA fan since '92, gadget junkie since '89, Christian since '88, Giants fan since '84, golfer since '83, brother since '83, human since '81

Posted on February 2, 2013, in Society in General and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. “If anyone takes your coat, give him your shirt as well. Whoever forces you to go one mile with him, go with him two.”

    I think it would have been more Biblical for the minister to give 36% instead of 0%.

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