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Got any petrol or diesel?

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

  1. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    Couldn't do my regular Saturday top-up as Wellingborough Morrisons was out and local Asda also. A bit of a queue at the BP so sacked it off. Hopefully there'll be a delivery anon and the panic will have been for nothing.

    Only slightly annoying thing is it's Mrs Seeker's birthday next week and we were going to go to the coast for the day - looks like that might not happen.
  2. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Bummer. Maybe go by train, them no worries about a little drink.
  3. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    There's no station at the location we were hoping to go to and besides, have you seen East Midlands Railway fare prices?
  4. tqineil

    tqineil Ubi fides ibi lux et robur

    I needed half a tank of diesel to ensure I could get to/from Andover at the beginning of the week from Wirral for work…. somewhat disappointed that the only place without queues (Texaco in Bromborough) and with diesel decided to up their price by 10p/litre - I won’t forget when this is over
    PhilofCas likes this.
  5. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    MikeMA, JonR, calorgas and 7 others like this.
  6. John Phillips

    John Phillips pfm Member

    This is no way to run Walmington-on-Sea. The inevitable shocks, which platoon Transport Secretary Lance Corporal Jones is not equipped to foresee in a "just in time" fuel supply system, are met with "Don't Panic!", leaving Captain Mainwairing to exercise his leadership skills in rescuing the day from the clutches of his platoon. And Jones seems to have the platoon's Business Secretary job as well with "Don't Panic!" in response to shocks to the "just in time" gas supply system.
    Sloop John B, Snufkin and ff1d1l like this.
  7. Mynamemynaim

    Mynamemynaim 38yrs a Naim owner

    I'm in Felixstowe....a medium size town ... with the UKs biggest port's got a beach....and lots of people come and go

    So how many public petrol stations does this
    Metropolis have ?


    And there all out of petrol and diesel

    Useful huh ?
  8. Rodrat

    Rodrat pfm Member

    My local garage raised their price from 131.9 to 149.9 what complete arseholes. Massive tailbacks even at that price. My daughter was on empty and couldn’t get any diesel to get to work. Fortunately her partner had filled up his car the day before so she was able to use his car and he will work from home. We wafted past in my wife’s electric car:)
    PhilofCas and tqineil like this.
  9. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    Seems we're only one full tank of petrol away from total anarchy!
    Musicman19, Rack Kit, Rug Doc and 4 others like this.
  10. Gingerbeard

    Gingerbeard pfm Member

    All this lunacy just highlights how f@%*#d we would all be if something catastrophic happened! Can you imagine, if something along the lines of a large meteor strike or giant coronal mass ejection was to occur, the army would have to be brought in immediately. I just don’t get some people…
  11. clivem2

    clivem2 pfm Member

    Some short queues, some pumps dry but no problem filling up. The Ferrari behind me had to make do with 95 RON. This was Alderley Edge so the usual photos being taken by the masses….not of my car though!
    tqineil likes this.
  12. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

  13. Robert M

    Robert M pfm Member

    Bicycle time if you can and keep what reserves you have in the tank for essential trips.
    mega lord and tqineil like this.
  14. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator

  15. Paul L

    Paul L coffee lounge for me

    FFS brexit, brexit and erm brexit. Get over yourselves, corporates and supermarkets have not invested in UK lorry drivers instead driving salaries down by employing cheap European labour, those drivers then reach a point they can earn more back in Europe then scarper because they owe the UK nothing. Bit don’t take my word for it, ask the driving industry.
    richardg, Snufkin and tqineil like this.
  16. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Seems like only 48 hours ago that a quiet news report mentioned that a few BP stations had been closed due to issues with deliveries, swiftly followed by assurances that there was NO SHORTAGE OF FUEL. What bit of NO SHORTAGE OF FUEL do these ****wits not understand?

    Meanwhile our esteemed Govt. 'Have plans'..'are reviewing the situation' etc...

    Still.. it beats having to actually do anything..
  17. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    First rule of "no shortage of..." Club is never say there's "no shortage of..."

    If they said on the main evening news there was no national shortage of dog shit eaters then the streets would suddenly be full of idiot's gobbling it down like a piss head with a kebab.
  18. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    "Indigenous Brits"? Have you been listening to Farage or some such shit?
    TheDecameron and narabdela like this.
  19. NeilR

    NeilR pfm Member

    yes you are right but what is the catalyst?

    Darren likes this.
  20. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

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