Computers should make our lives easier, but that isn’t always the case.

A new survey of more than 2,000 people ages 18 and older has found that a good portion have thrown a temper tantrum at their computer.

The survey found that 36% of respondents who’ve had computer issues at some point in the last six months “have lashed out at their slow, under-performing computers by using profanity, screaming and shouting, or by striking it with a fist or other object.”

Younger computer users, in particular, need to curb their behavior when their computers don’t behave according to plan. Thirty-nine percent of people between the ages of 18-34 curse at computers, as opposed to users over the age of 35. This younger generation is also more likely to scream (29% vs. 12%) or hit their computers (12% vs. 2%).

That 18-34 age group really needs to get a grip on technology – 7% admit to crying because of a malfunctioning computer, as opposed to the 2% of those over the age of 35 who let the tears flow.

[Business Wire]