From traffic jams to queuing in the supermarket, we all know the frustration of wasted time.
However you might be shocked at just how much those annoying little moments add up.
A staggering 192 hours a year is being squandered on irritations such as queuing, being left on hold, waiting for deliveries and watching a slow computer boot up, found a new survey.
We’ve all been there – endlessly rebooting and restarting computers, turning it off and turning it on again, and then doing it again, to no avail. Technical troubles are not just irritating, but apparently they’re consuming vast amounts of our time and money each year, apparently. Still, that the content of the article may be broadly true doesn’t make it any less of an advert, in this case for a computer retailer:
However, the research, conducted by computer upgrade retailer Crucial.com, suggests that some of this wasted time could be avoided, but we’re just not bothering to sort our lives out.
One example cited by Crucial.com is the ‘Boot-up Bother’ issue.
If we needed any further proof that this article is little more than PR, thanks to the un-named and benevolent journalist who originally sent me this article we can actually view the original press release.
It’s nice to see journalists recognising that it’s not so much tech troubles that are wasting their time, but the constant onslaught of dodgy PR faced by journalists on a daily basis.