About This Blog

This blog was originally started as a thread on the forum pages of an animal rescue site. Now it's here!

The articles you find in here are purely for entertainment (yours and mine) and (with one or two exceptions) are all tongue-in-cheek chronicles of the World (my bit, anyway) as I see it.
No disrespect is intended towards anyone unless I make a mistake and make it too obvious.

I hope you enjoy my offerings. Feedback and comments of any kind are welcome.


Thursday, 29 March 2012

No Fuel Like An Old Fuel

Another unexpected day off due to a cancellation.

If only I could spend it relaxing.

But no!

Today I have to spend my day searching for petrol so that I can fulfil my calls tomorrow.

Yesterday I spent the best part of the day with a client in a woodwork workshop and, unbeknown to me, Francis Maud, a blundering Conservative politician, was mouthing off about fuel shortages and how filling a gerry can when you next put fuel in your car might be a good idea.

Well, people took this 'advice' to heart and flooded the petrol station forecourts.

Late yesterday afternoon after eventually hearing what Maud had said and that petrol stations were running short of fuel, I attempted unsuccessfully to fill my tank. Several times I couldn't even access a pump due to queues, other times I found small hand written "Sorry! No fuel!" signs strung out between traffic cones at the entrances.

The staff at one petrol station did say they were expecting a deliver over night, so I'm off there in a few minutes to try my luck.

At times like this I hate Britain and I'm ashamed to be British.



10 comments:

  1. Fuel shortages? You are joking, for sure? Why is Britain experiencing fuel shortages. Its expensive here at $AUS1.49/litre ($AUS6.80/UK Gal) but plentifully available 24/7. (1.00 AUD = 0.651143 GBP, so 4.45GBP/Gal)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tanker drivers are planning to strike. Therefore no more petrol delivered to the forecourts!

      Delete
    2. Doesn't the govt have 'strike-busting' powers for essential services and supplies?

      Delete
    3. Hahahahaha! We are talking about the UK government here! Far better than the old Labour government, but still a bunch of knob-heads!

      Delete
  2. OMG, the end is truly near. Gas shortages now, frog falling from the sky next.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, no, no! Frogs, guinea pigs in corsets THEN petrol!

      Then, and only then, the end of the World!

      Delete
  3. So far there isn't a gas shortage here in the USA, but prices are creeping up. Of course oil speculators are to blame, our own insatiable greed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I beg to differ! It's THEIR greed, not ours!

      Delete
  4. These little problems are making the oil companies very rich. Every time there's a problem they slide the price up a few cents and blame everyone but themselves..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, I noticed the immediate price increase as soon as the first queue formed.

      Delete

Any and all comments are welcome ...