New research from the UK’s Post Office has revealed that a third of Brits make telephone calls in the nude. Men are more liberated, with over 40% admitting to nattering naked compared with 27% of women. Results also revealed that people are often too busy to take time out to listen to their friends and family. One in ten people admit to wandering off and leaving the caller talking to themselves, and 62% keep watching TV instead of concentrating on the call. Women are still the best multi-taskers with 40% carrying on cooking or reading a magazine, compared to only 20% of men.
Five per cent of people questioned had at one time become so bored with the conversation they fell asleep.
Respondents aged 55 and over were the most relaxed and attentive with more than half preferring to sit down and give callers their full attention, compared to 39% of 16 to 24 year olds.
People in Northern Ireland have the least time to stop and talk with nearly 70% preparing dinner while chatting. More than half of the Welsh respondents enjoyed a tipple while on the telephone, saying they often chatted with a glass of wine in their hand.
Ever wondered what people do on the other end of the phone? Some respondents also admitted to pretending to be a take-away food retailer to avoid talking to somebody. The Post Office offers a landline based virtual network service, hence their survey.