Step1: If you find the people at the table irritating, ignore them.
Step2: Enjoy your meal.
Step3: Get seconds if you want.
Step4: After finishing, walk away from the table.
Step5: Stay home on Black Friday and avoid the capitalist mob.
Step6: Do your shopping the following Wednesday.
Deliberately submitting yourself to psychological trauma is one thing I will never understand or sympathize with.
Putting a cork in a wound to stop the bleeding prevents it from healing.