The total amount of other people's time wasted as a result of the actions (or inactions) of a person, organization, event or product. A person's Time Footprint is the sum total of all the time other people have lost because of their actions (or inactions).
The goal is to minimize your Time Footprint so that you do not have a Time Footprint that exceed a man-life.
If you save other people from wasting their time, you receive negative time footprint hours.
The unit of measure are in increments of lives, years, months, or minutes.
Snow boarders add to their time footprint every time they make their skier friends wait 2-3 minutes while they strap into their bindings.
Your girl friend’s time footprint is generally much higher than yours.
DMV clerks generally have a very high time footprint as they watch the line grow while they go on break. 20 people x 15 min = 5 man-hours added to their time footprint account.
Someone who answers a direct question with three stupid, usually unrelated, questions. The “spawning questions” are designed to be just a little more obtuse or urgent than your original direct question.
What is most annoying, is that the Question Spawner actually believes that he/she has answered your original question.
A Question Spawner is able to magnify the confusion of any given situation exponentially -- especially in large group settings.
You..."Joe, when will you be done with the project?"