Is home security one of the most confusing things in modern life?
March 3, 2018
Our headline sponsor, Yale, has commissioned research to find out what confuses the British public most.
Kim Kardashian being paid so much money for seemingly doing nothing, which foods are good or bad for you and what grime music actually is are among the top 50 most confusing things in modern life.
Paying for a train seat, only to end up standing, also confused many of the 2,000 people surveyed, along with the failure to impeach Donald Trump, the laws of cricket and automated phone systems.
Stephen Roberts, Marketing Manager for Yale commented, “There are a hundred and one things to be confused about in today’s fast-paced, constantly connected world, so it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed. The majority of people find things more confusing than they need to be, however we think security is one area that shouldn’t be anything but simple.”
“Some of the confusing things we found in our list were light hearted, like parallel parking or why men feel the need to read on the loo,” Mr Roberts said. “But others were more serious, showing we don’t fully understand important parts of everyday life like banking, insurance and home security.”
87% of respondents wish life was simpler, and seven in 10 could do with some quick fixes to make their life smoother.
More than a third of the population believe they are less productive due to the time spent feeling confused, and four in 10 thought they were overly busy put the blame on an over-complicated lifestyle.
Check out the full list of the most 50 confusing things in life below:
- Why Kim Kardashian gets paid so much money for doing nothing
- Financial jargon
- How Donald Trump has not been impeached
- Foreign call centres
- Why some young adults wear their trousers around their bottom
- Small print
- Why Mrs Brown’s Boys is so popular
- Why do young people like Jeremy Corbyn so much?
- Why is Piers Morgan still on TV?
- Why haven’t we left the EU yet?
- What ‘Grime’ music actually is
- Why people voted for Brexit
- The gender neutral debate
- Why so many people are now ‘gluten free’
- Which foods are now good for you
- The laws of cricket
- Why there are so many options on the washing machine
- The offside rule in football
- Why sexism still exists
- Paying for a seat on a the train only to not get a seat
- Why women buy shoes which look good but don’t fit and insist on wearing them out
- Why everyone is into football
- Stephen Hawkins’s Big Bang theory
- Loan interest rates
- All the different lottery draws
- Credit card interest rates
- Filling out insurance forms
- Setting up wireless networks
- Why kids want to be YouTube stars
- Speaking a language
- Automated phone systems
- Figuring out nutritional information on food labels
- Off peak and peak train fares
- Why everyone is talking to Alexa
- Predictive text
- Re-tuning the TV
- Getting money back from the tax man
- Buying a house
- Why Theresa May hasn’t got a personality
- Boris Johnson
- The printer breaking down
- Why global warming makes the world colder
- Why does Donald Trump hold onto people’s hands too long in handshakes?
- When to use the words ‘affect’ and ‘effect’
- What your council tax is for