Turns out I'm not the only one who's noticed that many restaurants are now clearing plates before everyone at the table is done eating.
Probably bowing to pressure to turn tables as quickly as possible, the trend now seems to be that those who eat quickly will be awkwardly left with nothing in front of them, and those who eat slowly will feel the need to hurry and finish. I personally find the whole experience pretty jarring, especially when servers don't even ask before clearing plates away!
Have you noticed this, and how do you feel about it?
→ Read more: The most annoying restaurant trend happening today from The Washington Post