10 Overrated Things in America

I was recently contacted by an organization that publishes articles from Phil Barnes, a freelance photo editor and contributing write for TravelInsurance.org. Some of these made me laugh and some made me think; we do have some overrated things in our country!  Do you agree? Disagree?  Let us know!

10 Overrated Things in America 

It’s 5 p.m.–QUICK! Rush out to buy the new Doritos Locos taco! Stand in line all night to get the latest iPhone! Maybe you don’t want to do these things, but plenty of Americans do. What are some of the other overrated things in America today?

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Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Taco

Have you ever had Doritos or a taco? Well, Taco Bell combined the two…and it tastes like a regular taco. Sorry to disappoint, but the Locos Taco just doesn’t live up to its hype.

The Latest Phone

New phones seem to be coming out every day, but does a half-second faster Internet connection really warrant standing on a line all night? We prefer our beauty sleep.

Yoga

Sure, it’s peaceful and eases your mind, but you’re also likely to find yoga snobs and a bit too much quiet for your liking. Don’t even get us started on hot yoga; it sounds rather similar to pure torture. 

Organic Food

How do you know that the labels are really accurate? Perhaps items that are really not organic are being passed off as organic. Remember, an “inorganic” carrot is a lot healthier than an organic ice cream sundae. Organic does not always mean healthy. 

 Hand Sanitizer

People are constantly running in and out of offices and workrooms to sanitize their hands. Whatever happened to just washing your hands? Kill off those germs the good old fashioned way with a bar of soap and some running water. Of course, if you’re sick, the sanitizer will help you from infecting the entire office. 

Toms Shoes

A sneaker and a slipper came together, and Toms were born. Would you ever have thought that this unusual marriage would work? With it’s oddly rounded toe, these types of shoes look as though they are suitable for a day spent at home only. Or, you know, a mythical spa. 

“Breaking Amish”

People are going crazy over this television show that claims to show young Amish and Mennonite people leaving their religious groups for the first time. However, all of these young people have supposedly been out of the communities for years. One was allegedly married with three children and left the Amish 18 years ago!

E-readers

Whatever happened to heading to the library and thumbing through books to see which one you liked best? Sure, an e-reader might be a great way to prevent the whole beach from knowing you’re reading 50 Shades of Grey, but good, old-fashioned paperbacks and hardcovers will never go out of style.

IMAX Movies

Imagine the horror of being perpetually surrounded by loud noises and images that seem to jump off the screen. This is the fun you get to look forward to when checking out an extremely overpriced movie in IMAX.

Farmville on Facebook

Please, please stop sending me requests to feed your pig or lead your horse to greener pastures! If you’re spending time on Facebook playing this game, then you’re spending too much time on Facebook, period.

Clearly, America has a number of overrated things floating around the country. Perhaps you like some of the aforementioned items. If you do, all we can say is good luck in the wacky world of overrated things!

Phil Barnes is a freelance photo editor and a contributing writer for TravelInsurance.org

 

 

 

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