You Won’t Believe How Much Time You Spend A Year Talking About The Weather
Weather is the ULTIMATE form of boring small talk. And because we have to make SO MUCH small talk on a daily basis, we talk about weather a LOT.
And you know what they say about Missouri - If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes. So I guess we have a lot to talk about!
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 hot, it's too cold, or that it's raining.
Hopefully you'll have some good conversations about it this week.