Those of you who are enraged by excessive phone use might enjoy proposing a fiendish new game to your friends. A Californian blogger, sick of his friends spending meals engrossed in their phones, came up with this challenge: when a group sits down to eat, everyone has to place their mobile in a stack on the table. The first person to reach for their phone pays for the entire meal. If everyone gets through the meal without touching their phone, everyone just pays for themselves as standard.
Can you see your friends agreeing to take on this challenge? And does smartphone fiddling during meals get on your nerves? I don’t mind it too much, but hate when people take long calls when they’re in the company of others. However I have been reprimanded on occasion for my Twittering, so I don’t have a leg to stand on. What do you think?