A server has sparked a discussion about how various generations leave their tables after finishing a meal and leaving a restaurant.
Have you ever wondered how different age groups behave while dining out?
Perhaps not as a diner, but for a server, it's quite noticeable.
Waitress Kaitlyn Brande initiated a conversation on social media by observing the behavior of 'boomers' versus Gen Z at a restaurant.
She took to TikTok, where she created a popular video illustrating the contrast in how each generation leaves a table. Curious about the outcomes? Well, watch for yourself.
In the video, she starts by presenting a table she claims was occupied by five 'boomers.' It appeared messy, as if they left it just as they finished eating.
The adjacent table, supposedly hosting six Gen Z individuals, was a different story.
The plates were neatly stacked, and the table was orderly.
The video, now with over 1 million likes, was captioned: "They get paid to do that VS we know restaurant life is hard here, let us help you out."
Interestingly, many of the commenters didn't appear to share empathy with the waitress.
One individual remarked: "It's not a customer's job to clean the table… don't be lazy."
"I have worked in the industry and never expected anyone to do my job."
Another wondered: "What are you saying though?"
"It's your job either way, just saying."
Yet, fellow servers stepped in to support her in the comments, with one expressing: "It doesn't matter even if they do get paid for it, it helps staff out especially if it is hella busy and they don't get as much money as you think."
Another shared: "There is definitely a difference between generations!!"
"I always stack and clean up and leave a good tip."
"I know what it's like."
However, a customer raised the question of whether stacking the plates was genuinely useful.
Their message read: "I have gotten mixed opinions for service staff saying that stacking doesn't help sometimes."
"It depends on the place."
After her video went viral, Kaitlyn mentioned in an interview: "I posted it because I thought it was ironic since older people always expect respect."
"I'm not saying I expect people to ever stack their plates like that, because hey, I'm a person too."
"I want to go out and eat and not worry about the dishes or anything."
"All I'm saying is it was cool and helpful of the younger people, and I appreciated it."