SWNS reports that an average adult in today's society spends 270 days waiting in lines or in traffic. Lines at retail stores and traffic jams are the most likely to keep patrons waiting for long periods.
Situations that require waiting sources include waiting for entertainment, restroom usage, stores and traffic lights. The amount can vary significantly based on many factors, such as where a person lives and how often someone commutes. Waiting in line at grocery and retail stores will take up the most time for a suburban resident, but traffic jams will likely be more time-consuming for those who live in urban environments.