London: Britons waste up to nine million hours a year telling workmates about their holiday experiences once they get back to work after a break, a study has found.
Interestingly, 17 per cent of people lie to make the stories more interesting, according to the study across nine countries by travel website `lastminute.com`.
The Irish were the worst culprits when it came to holiday blarney. They spent an average of 26 minutes re-living their holiday adventures and 29 per cent admitted that they exaggerated their stories.
They were followed by the Germans who gave their colleagues the holiday lowdown for 25 minutes, and the Swedish who went on and on for 23 minutes, the study found.
Mark Maddock, managing director of lastminute.com, was quoted by the `Daily Mail` as saying, "Describing our summer holidays is a great way to re-live the experience and beat the post-holiday blues.
"Sometimes you just can`t resist telling that story by the water cooler."