Here’s something we shouldn’t be too surprised to hear…a new study finds folks hate waiting. The new UK study, which could easily translate here, finds that most people have grown increasingly impatient over the years, with three quarters of those polled blaming technology for the increased lack of patience.
So, just how impatient are we? Well, the survey finds that when waiting for a web page to load folks start getting impatient after 16 seconds, while their patience lasts just 25 seconds waiting for a traffic light to change. But that’s not all…
And let’s not forget the thing that probably tests most people’s patience the most – waiting in line. The poll finds that 45% of people say they’ve lost their temper waiting in line, with some saying that just 30 seconds of waiting will try their patience.
But as impatient as we are, 95% of folks do say that patience is a virtue, and there are some things folks are okay waiting for. In fact, folks are fine waiting 3-point-7 days for a handwritten piece of mail, and another 2-point-8 days for an online grocery order.
Source: Study Finds