Internet causes impatience

17:09, January 12, 2010      

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A recent survey shows that after getting used to the convenience brought about by the Internet, British people seem to be becoming increasingly impatient - On average they will lose their patience after 8 minutes and 22 seconds.

If a website takes more than 1 minute to load, 70 percent of people will become impatient.

The maximum average time for people to wait for a reply after making a call is 5 minutes and 4 seconds.

Diners will lose their tempers after waiting for their meals for an average of 8 minutes and 38 seconds, as they begin doubting whether the food they have ordered will be served.

You better not to be more than 10 minutes 1 second late for an appointment with a good friend otherwise you will make your friend angry.

Customers will surely look terrible if door-to-door service is 10 minutes and 43 seconds late.

British people generally hope to reply to text messages or voice mails within 13 minutes and 16 seconds after receiving them.

In addition, the survey also shows that the youth lose their patience earlier than the elderly. One third of the respondents aged between 18 and 24 said that they will start getting very annoyed when refreshing a webpage takes more than 10 seconds.

The proportion for the respondents aged above 65 years old is only 10 percent, most of whom will not be impatient after waiting for more than 1 minute.

By People's Daily Online
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