‘JOCO’ – the joy of cancelled outings – has been experienced by nearly seven out of ten Britons.

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‘JOCO’ – the joy of cancelled outings – has been experienced by nearly seven out of ten Britons.

Over half of Britons have made a social plan they later regret, with nights out and birthday parties topping the list of events they would like to see canceled.

According to a study, more than seven out of ten Britons have experienced “JOCO” – the joy of missed outings.

We’ve all done it: agreed to meet someone or participate in an activity only to regret it later.

But then something wonderful occurs: the gathering is canceled.

For this specific occurrence, a new term has been coined: “JOCO.”

Unfortunately for those polled, it’s a rare occurrence, with 77 percent saying they only see it once a month or less.

According to a survey of 2,000 adults, up to 58 percent have agreed to a social plan that they later regret.

A third has made plans that will never come to fruition.

Checkinstays.com coined the term JOCO, and a spokesman for the company said, “It’s a wonderful feeling when something you weren’t looking forward to gets cancelled.”

“You don’t want to come across as a bad friend by always saying no, but you’d much rather be alone.”

“We coined the term JOCO because it is something that millions of people can relate to.

“However, when you have things booked, it’s not always easy to change your plans, which is something to think about.”

According to the survey, 52 percent of people are more likely than ever before to be relieved when events are canceled, with nearly one in ten canceling plans on a weekly basis.

And 82 percent have been known to cancel planned events at the last minute, with 53 percent lying about their reasons for doing so.

Another 38% have an average of three friends who always cancel plans at the last minute.

“I’m sick,” “a family issue has arisen,” and “my schedule is hectic” are among the most common excuses they use, despite the fact that a third of adults rarely believe them.

Brits are also relieved when nights out, pub trips with a large group of people, and birthday parties are postponed or canceled, according to the study, conducted by OnePoll.

Simpler occasions, such as nights in, meals out, and coffee catch-ups, have emerged as the most popular social events.

A third have lost an average of £54 due to last-minute cancellations.

The news is summarized by Brinkwire.

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