According to a new survey, Americans last year wasted more than 2.75 billion hours waiting for some type of in-home service or appointment, such as the cable guy or a delivery of furniture.

Amazingly, that's the equivalent of 1.3 million people being out of work for a year.

On average, the people surveyed spent an average of five hours waiting for an appointment. That's because, normally, service appointments have a three-hour window, and consumers STILL waited two hours beyond that.

The most waited-for services were cable and satellite television, followed by Internet providers and appliance and computer repairs.