A user on TikTok has sparked debate after demonstrating how he, as a customer, cleans his table after eating at a restaurant.
In a video with more than 47,000 views, TikTok user Nick (@nicksmostcommonw) shows himself stacking plates and picking up after himself in a restaurant.
“POV: your [sic] a customer who has worked in the service industry so not only do you tip but you clean up after yourself like a grown up,” he writes in the text overlaying the video.
“Some people don’t realize this is what is adults do,” he added in a comment. ”I posted this as a bare minimum reference.”
@nicksmostcommonw What a crazy cocept . #fyp #serviceindustry #resteraunt #food ♬ BOYs a LIAR PT2 NEVER DULL REMIX – Never Dull
Quickly, commenters became divided about whether or not this was the right approach to eating out.
Some were in favor of picking up after yourself at a restaurant.
“Basic decency and manners. The people who don’t is beyond me,” wrote one user.
“I’ve done this for my family since I was little,” added another. “it’s just manners.”
“I honestly thought that what i was suppose to do,” shared a third.
However, others were against the practice.
“Lmaoo I’ll tip but I’m not cleaning up the table,” stated a user. “that[‘s] part of the reason u go out is it not?”
“If you were actually a decent person you’d go in the back and do the dishes. Should probably help out with prep also,” joked a second.
“I’m going to make sure I’m more of a slob at the diner now because of you,” proclaimed an additional user.
For those interested in doing this themselves, a few commenters shared some advice.
“…This is great BUT if you decide to do this please put all trash/food on the top plate or we’re gonna have to separate it all anyways,” detailed a user. “I used to hate when ppl thought they was being nice but now I gotta un stack everything & get food off the bottom of the plate & throw [away] trash & re-stack it.”
“all food goes on top plate with the napkins, let them stack the glasses cuz some cups can’t handle it,” suggested a further TikToker.
We’ve reached out to Nick via Instagram DM.
*First Published: Mar 16, 2023, 8:48 am CDT
Braden Bjella is a culture writer. His work can be found in Mixmag, Electronic Beats, Schön! magazine, and more.
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