According to the study commissioned by telecom giant TalkTalk, Internet was causing Brits lose their cool on an average of eight minutes, 22 seconds.
"The speed of the online world is making us less prepared to wait for things to happen in the offline world," the Telegraph quoted Mark Schmid, of TalkTalk, as saying.
"This is prompting people to reach the point of impatience earlier than ever before," he added.
Top points of impatience:
Waiting for an Internet page to load 3 mins 38 secs
Waiting on hold on telephone 5 mins 4 secs
Waiting for the kettle to boil 5 mins 6 secs
Waiting for food in a restaurant 8 mins 38 secs
Waiting for friends to show up 10 mins 1 secs
Waiting for a tradesman to show 10 mins 43 secs
Waiting for someone to reply to a vm/text 13 mins 16 secs