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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

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Checkouts are hit by queue rage
By Amy Iggulden
(Filed: 09/08/2006)

Britons, famous for decades for their patient queuing, have apparently lost the art when it comes to waiting at supermarket checkouts.
After eight minutes, they become "extremely irritated" and after 21 minutes impatient toe-tapping explodes into full-blown anger, says research published today.
A survey of 1,014 people found that, on average, adults spend 18 minutes every day in a queue and 273 days in a lifetime.
One in four 18- to 24-year-olds admitted jumping the queue.
The survey says that people over 55 are the first to become irritated, losing their calm after waiting seven minutes.
Daily Telegraph

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