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Originally posted by gem_man
Geeze, you certainly spend a lot of time waiting! Life is like that sometimes. S&F out of mercy!
136 days women spend getting ready
Applying make-up, having a shower and dressing up for a night out uses up a total of 3,276 hours in a girl's lifetime, says a study by body wash firm Skinbliss.
99,117hrs at work
The average British bloke spends all this time grafting at work, according to recent Government statistics. That''s the equivalent of 11 and a half years of solid slog.
23,214hrs washing clothes
It's a dirty job - and now Newstrategist research shows we spend three years of our lives washing our smalls.
115 days laughing
We spend six minutes a day laughing, but we're more miserable than we used to be - in the 50s we spent three times as long having a chuckle, says an Ocean Village poll.
9hrs, 18secs male orgasm
German research found that a man's orgasm lasted for 12.4 seconds - in a lifetime that adds up to nine hours and 18 seconds of sexual ecstasy. Phew!
1hr, 24mins female orgasm
The same research shows that women really do get a rougher, er, ride than men. The female orgasm lasts 1.7 seconds - that tots up to under an hour and a half overall.
We spend the equivalent of 13 weeks of our lives on a beach, trying to top up our tans, according to a TripAdvisor survey . And still we're left with white bits!
653hrs waiting for trains
Hanging around on platforms waiting for your train, or queuing at bus stops, takes up 27 days - although it often feels much longer than that.
160 days on fag breaks
Smokers really are shortening their lives - by wasting more than five months on average popping out for a crafty ciggy, says the Benenden Healthcare Society.
Canadian health experts have worked out that this is how long we spend lying awake at night waiting for Mr Sandman.
No wonder it seems to take ages getting to the front of a queue. We spend nearly three days waiting in them over a year, and six months over a lifetime, according to a survey by auction site madbid.com.
20wks on hold
That's 60 hours a year listening to muzak while waiting to speak to a human in a call centre.
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4yrs on the phone at work
And this doesn't include calls at home for office workers, according to
Working Lives researchers at London Metropolitan University.
658hrs getting romantic
British couples will snuggle up and watch the sunset or enjoy a cosy drink on holiday for the equivalent of almost a month during their lifetime, according to TripAdvisor.
Mr Average might bristle to discover just how much time he will waste shaving - 3,000 hours in a lifetime, reckons a Readers' Digest survey.
366 days off sick
The average Brit spends a year of their working life off sick, says the Confederation of British Industry.
11 years in front of the TV
If you are stuck in front of the goggle box for the average of four hours a day that adds up to 11 years. And in all that time you still you won't find much worth watching.
We spend eight minutes every day moaning about bad service, according to a poll by Hilary Blinds.
You can't rush a full English fry-up, a light lunch, a hearty dinner or even a few snacks. No wonder eating consumes so much of our lives.
5yrs on the net
Log on for the average of 11 hours and 20 minutes a month and, says Nielsen, over a lifetime that is 10,000 hours spent surfing the net!
46,800hrs of housework
The average married woman spends five-and-a-half years dusting, hoovering and keeping the house spic and span.
Over a lifetime you'll spend 227,468 hours tucked up in bed and sound asleep, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
46 days men spend getting ready
Preparing for a lads' night out can't be rushed - and men spend 1,092 hours at it, according to Skinbliss.
"There's only two things I hate in this world and waiting is both of them".
Originally posted by damn_ummmm
Waiting for something, anything to happen is constantly wearing me down... my day in a nutshell goes as follows:
Wait while toast cooks, make lunches
I get ready for work way too early so.....
Wait for time to tick by so I can leave
Waiting at traffic lights, waiting in traffic, waiting while I drop my son off, wait again in traffic
When I finally do get to the office I'm waiting for morning tea.. then lunch.. then home time..
Time to leave the office...
Waiting at traffic lights, waiting in traffic, waiting while I pick my son up, wait again in traffic till I get home
Wait for dinner to finish cooking.. wait for time when son goes to bed, wait for time when I go to bed..
Wait for sleep.........
Wake up and do it all again....
Now I am pretty sure I'm not the only person on the planet that goes through this every day but how many others actually notice the amount of time they spend waiting... and what the heck am I waiting for anyway?? Am I waiting for 2010 to come and wipe everything out? Or maybe for the little grey dudes to come and take us away.. I have no idea...
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