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Phone stacking

Another recent ritual with regard to meals, with the increased presence of technology in our daily lives, is the custom of 'phone stacking'. Each guest at the meal sets their phone in the centre of the table for the duration of the meal - this increases the social aspect of the experience and removes the distraction of phubbing and looking at your phones. The punishment for the first person looking at their phone is that they either have to pay for the whole meal or a round of drinks!

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