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Got any petrol or diesel?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Jamie, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    My petrol will last until Wednesday, I declined in following the panic buyers. My local Morrisons, Asda and Sainsbury's are all out. I am hoping I will be able to fill up on my usual schedule? Likely to be tricky for at least a week.
    Wife's car is full, as she did the usual fill up (from empty) the day before the story broke.
    Fingers crossed!
  2. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Syphon her tank
    Fatmarley likes this.
  3. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Blimey is it really that bad? I hadn't noticed when out and about, the van has 3/4 tank but the car has less than 50 miles in it, just about to pop out so will see what is like here.
  4. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Anywhere with any will have a massive queue, if Nottingham city is anything to go by....
  5. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    Filled up last night, was down to fumes.

    People need to take a long hard look at themselves if they’re buying for the sake of it.
  6. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    The government have completely caused this and had the media fan the flames. It’s just another in a long list of ‘keep quiet and hope it will all be OK’ policy decisions that will result in last minute crisis driven costly ‘paper over the crack’ type fixes. They have known for months about the shortage of drivers and did nothing! Truly piss poor governance from a good time PM who is utterly ineffectual when the going gets remotely tough! Still a good proportion of the country voted them in so I guess this is the future they voted for!
  7. Thorn

    Thorn pfm Member

    I am off to Clitheroe on Monday and hadn't sufficient in the tank to get there, so filled up at my local BP station yesterday afternoon. It was busy, but there was one pump free. No queue.
    hifilover1979 likes this.
  8. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I can't blame anyone for panic buying really. Look at the people we have running the country - they don't exactly inspire confidence.
    Snufkin likes this.
  9. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    Byrnes, Holmes Mill? ;)
    vince rocker likes this.
  10. Bananahead

    Bananahead pfm Member

    It's what the country voted for. I thought that the UK liked rationing.
    Snufkin likes this.
  11. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

  12. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    boon, Robert M, tqineil and 5 others like this.
  13. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    Not if you don’t need it and it takes it away from someone else who hasn’t got any.
  14. palindrome

    palindrome Thru a hedge, backwards and forwards.

    Went to Asda (Kettering) for weekly shop yesterday. Petrol station closed, coned off. What was unusual was that there were two members of staff who appeared to be patrolling in front of said cones. Did wonder whether someone had kicked off. . .

  15. RJohan

    RJohan pfm Member

    Have I accidently been transported back to 1974???????

    Honestly, I understand nothing.
  16. Monitor Gold 10

    Monitor Gold 10 pfm Member

    True. And some here who responded rather negatively to my thread about poor pay and conditions for LGV Drivers might like to revisit their comments...
  17. sp25

    sp25 pfm Member

    That's what the Brexiters voted for. Remember all the other delights to come?
    Robert M likes this.
  18. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    Started our tour round the Scottish west coast islands this morning. We set off from Keswick, no problems filling up there, & no sign of queues or closures on any of the garages we passed today on our way up. Is this panic buying a southern thing?
  19. Thorn

    Thorn pfm Member

    Pie and peas in Waddinton.
    hifilover1979 likes this.
  20. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    A middle class thing.. no toilet paper in Surrey now. Dicks.

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