Customer sparks debate as he cleans up for server after finishing meal at restaurant
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A TikTok user has ignited an intense debate over restaurant etiquette as he posted a video of himself clearing the plates from his table after eating to help staff.
Nicholas Conquer said that, as someone who had previously worked in the industry, he cleans up after himself to help the servers out - as well as tipping, of course.
In the text over the video he says: “POV: 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 caption of the video, which he reposted to his new account reads: "What a crazy concept."
"Some people don't realize this is what is adults do," he explained in the comments. "I posted this as a bare minimum reference."
In the massive yet divided response to the video, some TikTokers spoke out in support of his actions.
One 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."
Some of his followers working in the service industry were grateful for him for calling this out, saying he was a 'good human' and his actions are 'the right and respectful thing to do'.
However, others in the comments took a different stance on his actions explaining that it might be irritating for people attempting to do their job in their own way and with their own systems.
Some said he could actually be inadvertently adding to their workload.
One server commented that, if you want to do this 'please put all trash/food on the top plate or we're gonna have to separate it all anyways'.
Another noted: "I have straight up had servers ask me not to arrange stuff cause it messed with their system lol."
A few criticised Conquer for posting the video for clout with one saying: "Do you want an award?"
Others completely disagreed that this was required with one saying: "Not my job."
Conquer held his ground, writing on Instagram: "I'm just glad I have never gone viral in a negative light. Don't plan on changing my positivity posts."