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You Spend 10 Months Of Your Life Doing This!

What's your go to topic when it comes to small talk?  Sports, current events, weather?

For me it's weather, and because we have to make SO MUCH small talk on a daily basis, we talk about weather a ton!
According to a new survey, the average person talks about the weather FOUR TIMES A DAY . . . for an average of eight minutes and 21 seconds.
So, doing the math, that means you talk about the weather for 3,047 minutes and 45 seconds per year.  That's about 127 hours . . . or more than five full days.
The average person in the U.S. lives to age 78.  So assuming you have 60 adult years, you spend more than 10 full months of your life talking about the weather.
Here are a few more findings from the survey . . .
People ranked weather as the top ice breaker, ahead of work, vacations, and sports.  And two-thirds of people say they actually DO find it interesting to talk about the weather.
The most common complaints about the weather is that it's unpredictable, it's too cold, or that it's raining.

I would have to say, I'm way above average on all of this.  I'm not proud of it, but living in the midwest we talk about this a lot more than we know!  What about you?

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04/30/2013 6:58AM
You Spend 10 Months Of Your Life Doing This!
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