Jez: I often get really angry when my time’s being wasted

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Last week researchers published a list of the most frustrating time-wasters of modern life.

Supermarket self-service checkouts feature high on the list, along with games like Candy Crush Saga.

I have absolutely no patience and often get really angry when my time is being wasted. Last week I wanted to discuss my phone bill so I called the phone company and was almost reduced to tears at the automated options being offered.

All I wanted was a human being to talk to and I was shocked that I had to listen to about 10 options before, surprise, surprise, a new set of options appeared.

And whenever I go to the post office to get some stamps, it seems there’s always an eBay trader posting hundreds of parcels in front of me!