The other day I read a story about a cat that waited over a year for its owner to return from Australia! To be fair to the owner they had thought the cat had run away because he tried to get it into a carry basket to take it around a friend’s house (because they were going on holiday) It seems the cat lived wild for a whole year living off the kindness of strangers and the odd animal it could catch. So I started to think about that cat waiting, what was it thinking, what was it doing? Then, I started to read some stats about us humans and our waiting habits and what I found were ten rather interesting facts (accompanied by some fun pictures of cats waiting)…
FACT: Sadly for us men, it means waiting, but women spend 136 days over their lifetimes just getting ready to go out of the house!
FACT: I love my TV shows, so could well believe this one to be true. Statistics say we spend 11 years in front of the TV! Surely it must be more than that!
FACT: It seems we can be quite a romantic lot, as studies show we spend a total of 658 hours getting romantic! This is not to be confused with the time spent having sex, but it is just time spent snuggling up or watching the sunset together.
FACT: We have all felt the pain of this one, we humans (and some animals) spend up to 20 weeks on hold while waiting for a call centre to answer! Ggggrrrr I hate doing that.
FACT: So let’s get down to the big stat, just how much time do we spend queuing?! Well, statistics say that we spend an average of 6 months queuing! That is 3 whole days a year!
FACT: It seems I have to save an awful lot of time by giving up smoking a few years ago because it is said that smokers spend a total of 160 days on cigarette breaks!
FACT: This one reigns true for me, over our human lifetimes we will spend a grand total of 653 hours waiting for trains and buses! But translate that into days and after 27 days spent waiting you might well start to think that the bus wasn’t coming!
FACT: I am not part of this statistic because I don’t like sunbathing, but over the average lifespan of a human we spend 2,170 hours (13 weeks) sunbathing! Just remember to slap on plenty of suntan lotion and turn over every other week.
FACT: The average human being spends six minutes a day laughing, but times that over the average lifestyle and it works out at 115 days of solid laughing! Good times indeed.
FACT: The average worker spends 99,117 hours at work! That sounds like a lot, but when you translate that number into years it comes up as 11.5 years at work! I think I am going to cry unless I can do the whole 11.5 years all at once and then retire!