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Brits losing it? Traditionally tolerant on way out

House prices rose at their slowest annual pace in January since May 2013 and fell for a fifth month in London. (File) (Shutterstock)

By Staff

Britons are gradually losing patience, indicating the days of the traditionally tolerant British people may be on their way out, according to a local poll.

The poll, which covered nearly 2,000 people, found that the average Briton will lose patience after waiting five minutes to be served at a bar, 13 minutes for a late train and 18 minutes for a friend to call back, showed the survey, published by the Daily Mail.

Drivers snap after sitting in the traffic for just 13 minutes and computer users expect a web page to load within 10 seconds, it showed.

A third of those polled said they had no patience and half had become more impatient over the last five years, the study said.

The paper said the study found that “patience levels are dropping, indicating the days of the traditionally tolerant Britain may be on their way out.”

It quoted a spokesman for “interparcel.com” website, which conducted the poll, as saying:”the average person expects good service quicker than ever …frustration kicks in when there’s a lack of communication.”

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