Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/06/12/rock_bottom/
Brits hit rock bottom at 2.16pm
Low water mark for joie de vivre
The average Brit loses his or her va-va-voom at precisely 2.16pm, a poll sponsored by tea outfit Typhoo has revealed.
According to The Telegraph, 2,022 adults were asked when they felt at their least inspired. The average pointed to the aforementioned moment of inertia, when "respondents had least enthusiasm for doing tasks of any kind".
Old timers apparently suffer the slump earlier, with retired people succumbing to weariness at 11.37am. Workers, on the other hand, manage to keep their chins up until 2.27pm.
By the time Brits reach the fateful hour, they have already gone through the second most pronounced trough - at 11.37am. It does get better, though, with a peak of joie de vivre at 4.31pm following an earlier burst of enthusiasm at 9.23am.
Typhoo marketing director Richard Nall said: "We've always known that there are points in the working day when people are in particular need of revitalisation, but until now it has been based on assumptions."
We were going to add something at this point about the re-energising effects of Typhoo tea, but simply couldn't be bothered. ®