Saturday, 25 September 2021

Thank you news people

 We never plan on going into town on a Friday as the traffic is often impossible. I opened up my new yoghurt only to find it curdled and my last two bananas off:( We drove to our nearest large shop to find huge queues - at the petrol station.

We have recently gotten into the habit of filling our petrol tank once a month and it was due. We meant to do it yesterday but forgot so DB had to join the queue whilst I bought a few food items. Didn't want to but reckon it will only get worse over the coming days.

It was hard work finding him when I came out as I had no idea where he was. Luckily I spotted him filling up!

Andy lost yesterday but still did well. I would say 10 poor shot choices at the wrong times. Should have won the tie break but his first serve went awol.

9 comments:

  1. The fuel situation is ridiculous isn't it? Everyone is told that there's no need to panic....so everyone panics. If there is no fuel shortage as such (driver shortage instead), then why go on and on about it in ALL the media, causing the panic?! We've got half a tank of fuel and our little car is very economical so we don't actually need any fuel yet. Hopefully, everyone will have come to their senses by the time we do need to fill up.

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  2. We keep our tank filled up as a matter of course living rurally. The media causes the panic and then criticises the reaction/queueing!

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    1. Ours usually doesn’t get less than half full but we had done longer drives recently. Yes, the media sometimes needs to shut up!

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    2. I filled ours yesterday as we were down to quarter of a tank, and we need to get KL to work. She's doing 7 days a week at the moment because of covid boosters/flu jabs. I've just seen a blogger refer to 'stupid people' filling their tanks and 'panic buying. She has half a tank which she says will last her weeks, is retired and in walking distance of shops, so it's OK for her. I do wonder why people have to be so judgmental of others when their lives and circumstances bear no comparison.

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    3. Very true. Our queue was very polite but I hear the police had to be called to some areas. Bus timetables must have gone out the window.

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  3. Most filling stations around me, east Midlands, are out of fuel temporarily including Morrisons and Tesco. The queues were gigantic this morning. We had half a tank but are travelling about 200 miles tomorrow for a long awaited Christening, so needed some more. Luckily our local garage had some left.

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    1. Everyone calls everyone else crazy but many need the fuel don’t they?

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  4. What on earth is happening in the UK? Are you having a fuel shortage as well as everything that has gone missing on your shelves?

    God bless.

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    1. Not as such. About 1% of BP and Esso petrol stations had to close due to driver shortages. Of course the news puffed it up continuously so people started to panic. Bedlam has broken out but it will sort itself out eventually.

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