You're Not the Only One Who Fakes Texting to Avoid Human Contact

You know how when you're at a party and you don't know anyone, so you pretend to be texting all your cool friends about the famous exclusive club you're all going to later? You're not the only one.

According to a new Pew study about Americans and their cell phones, 13% of cell phone owners "pretend to be using their phone in order to avoid interacting with the people around them."

Some of you might be confused, because you've never heard of people pretending to be using their cell phones to avoid interacting with others. Bad news: you're the people we're trying to avoid interacting with. Now if you'll excuse me, I must text my movie star friend about his movie premiere, which I will be attending later with a hot model, whom I must also text. [Image via Yourdon's Flickr]