9.23.2010

Everyday People

I have long wondered why, at 2pm on a Tuesday, there are so many people wandering the streets of San Francisco: exercising, shopping, going to the movies, gabbing on the phone. Don't these people work? Why are consumer businesses even open from 9-5 Monday through Friday when the majority of the population is at the office?

Why? Because (insert self-referential expletive) not everyone is me.



How Different Groups Spend Their Day

The American Time Use Survey asks thousands of American residents to recall every minute of a day. Here is how people over age 15 spent their time in 2008.
To play around at nytimes.com, click here.

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