#ModernDayPhobias via Hashtag, You’re It!: @BrandNewMcMann The Top Picks

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So for this week’s “Hashtag, You’re It” I asked Twitter what would be some #ModernDayPhobias and there were so many responses that we even trended to the #22 spot in the U.S.  But going through all the answers I noticed a trend with almost all of the responses.  It seems that people now a days biggest phobia is………..interacting with other people.  Oh sure, ONLINE we interact with people over and over again.  But there is that computer screen there to protect us.  Face to face interaction with a person is where we really get the heebie jeebies.  Why do you think self check out lanes at grocery stores are so popular!  We will gladly bag our own groceries if it means not having to make small talk with cashier.  We come from a generation that can skip over ads, that can watch an entire season of a show in one night, that can sum up an entire sentence into the text message “K”.  We don’t have a way with words and we don’t want to have a way with them.  Trust me, if there was a “skip” button over the head of an overly talkative neighbor we would gladly skip it and get on with our day.  But that sort of technology isn’t available……..Yet!  (I’m looking at you Bill Gates).  So for now we just have to hide in our apartments while that talkative neighbor is out in the hall.  Hide and shiver as the idea for face to face awkwardness eats at our soul.  Fear that human interaction that has really been bred out of us.  So while your waiting for Talky McTalkFace out there to leave for work already why not check out the top list below and don’t forget to join me every Tuesday at 11 am EDT for the next exciting episode of “Hashtag, You’re It”  

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