We are gathered here today to talk about one of the most popular condiments to ever exist: KETCHUP. It is the star of what is being referred to as the "CLEANING UP KETCHUP CHALLENGE." (I know, super creative name, right?!)
Anyway, the "cleaning up ketchup challenge" was actually inspired by hot sauce. TikToker @katherinee_310 shared a video of her partner's attempt to clean it off the counter — and his efforts went viral with over 33 million views:
After using way too many paper towels, he just keeps wiping the ketchup into the counter vs. actually cleaning it up. And when he is done, the white counter has a *slight* orange tint.
Clearly, it triggered a lot of people — but it also made some curious about how their own partners would clean up sauce. Thus, the "cleaning up ketchup challenge" was born.
So, women have been confusing the heck out of men by squeezing ketchup on the counter in front of them, and nicely asking them to clean it up. You can see the — very perplexed — men complete the chore, like @samkelly322's partner:
User @themacfamily's hubby was less concerned with cleaning it and more upset that his wife would waste "five cents" worth of ketchup. He used paper towels as well (and saved the ketchup in a baggie for his next hotdog, LOL):
However, not all men immediately reach for the paper towels. @tracilittle13's husband brilliantly used waxed paper and a book to scoop the ketchup miraculously off the counter (I'm not explaining it well, you just gotta watch):