A new one-poll of 2,000 British adults found that people spend an average of more than half an hour unwrapping gifts on Christmas Day, according tomedia reports. According to the survey, adults spend an average of 19 minutes a week unpacking, meaning that 43 days in a person’s life are completely unpacked.
One in six used tools such as scissors in the process of unpacking, two in five injured themselves while unpacking, and one in four damaged the product itself when it was unpacked.
Eighty-four per cent admitted they felt frustrated when they unpacked, and a third admitted it would even make them lose their temper. The survey found that most people gave up after eight minutes of fighting with the packaging.
Three out of ten said too much packing was the source of their frustration. One in five people admit they need a screwdriver to open the package and make them angry. A third felt that if something prevented them from opening the package smoothly, it would annoy them.
A quarter of people have a dispute with someone else during the process of unpacking. Nearly two-thirds have an altercation with their partner while unpacking, and three-thirds even have a conflict with their child because they can’t unpack.