It is captioned, 'You're 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.'
Most of us are used to leaving a restaurant table with dirty plates, used napkins, and sometimes leftover food. A TikTok user does not really agree with customers who leave the table this way but instead follows some good restaurant etiquette. In a video posted by @nicksmostcommonw, he can be seen cleaning up the table himself. He piles plates together one on top of the other and then keeps used napkins over it. The video is captioned, "You're 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."
The video went viral with more than 856k views and 45k likes. Many on the platform agreed that everyone should leave the table clean. He also commented on the video, "Some people don't realize that this is what adults do. I posted this as a bare minimum reference." @iamyourauntie wrote, "I do this too. And I pick up every piece of food my kids drop. Used to drive my ex crazy, but it's not their job to clean up after my kids." @tyxx.06 pointed out, "I've done this for my family since I was little it's just manners lol." @sexykayda expressed, "My son birthday room was the cleanest I made the kids throw their food in the trash. We don't play that." @.tylerfunk wrote, "It's so easy to make everyone's lives easier by doing little things like this." @deadmotionless commented, "my mom and I do this every time we go out to eat. thx for sharing this maybe ppl will finally do it."
Some people did not agree with Nick and mentioned that they were tipping the waiter to get the table cleaned. @user914429333 wrote, "I've worked in restaurants my whole life, and the waitstaff is fine literally part of the job is clearing the table." @user1881747286103 expressed, "So you all want me to do ur job for you and tip you 20%." @theoubliette7 pointed out, "I have straight up had servers ask me not to arrange stuff 'cause if messed with their system lol."
In a follow-up video, he talks about going viral, "I'm glad that it is a positive thing. I didn't post that thing to get a pat on the back. I posted that to set an example for adults who have the table manners of a toddler. Common decency is not common I guess."
In another TikTok video, a woman talks about being charged 5% for "Employee Health" in a restaurant. Ashley Nichole can be seen pointing to the check and saying, “Here is the receipt, and if you notice down here is a $4.75 for employee health. You see that? A 5% charge for employee health.” Ashley was confused as she had never heard of this before. "And I had to find out if that was normal or have I been living under a rock, and is this a normal thing or is this weird? Because I have never experienced this before, and I feel weird,” she says in the video. People on TikTok were furious that a customer was charged without being informed what it was. User @tacosandtiaras_ commented, "Restaurants should disclose this before sitting people down to eat." Another user @candaceceleah75 said, "That should be illegal to charge customers for staff health care insurance."