How patient are you?
A new study of 2,000 Brits found that patience isn’t really a virtue after all.
The average person became frustrated after waiting 16 seconds for a web page to load, 25 seconds for a traffic signal to change.
Thirty seconds of waiting in a line would be enough to try their patience, and half said they are likely to switch to a different line if the one they are in isn’t moving fast enough.
Brits also reported losing their cool after just 18 seconds of searching for a pen.
Any longer than 14 minutes spent waiting for ordered food to arrive at a restaurant would be bad.
Seven minutes or more spent trying to order a drink may cause them to leave and head to another pub.
The survey was commissioned by stationery supply company BIC. Three quarters of those surveyed said they believe the dominance of digital technology, such as smartphones and on-demand TVs, are to blame for this ever growing lack of patience.
We are still willing to wait for a mailed letter. That’s okay. Read more about this study below. What do you get impatient about?