British TikToker italianlife
tells the story of two American women who grew impatient after just five minutes while waiting for service at a restaurant in Rome.
While she says that the story is meant to highlight how Americans don't understand the naturally slower pace of Italian service, the comment section seems to be siding with the Americans. One person says, "All I hear is that the service IS terrible," while another states, "No way!! It's almost like visitors stress over timetables when they're in unfamiliar places." Someone pointed out an American rule of thumb. "Rule is greet within 30 seconds and drinks within 2 minutes." Someone else related their own experience. "Spent a month there, and the last night we just ate Macdonald’s because neither of us could take another 4hr dinner."
There is one thing it seems like all Americans can agree on: "Everyday a Brit brings America a little bit more together, thank you."