Thursday, 29 March 2012

Hey, Wokingham Drivers! You're All Stupid For Panic-Buying Fuel!

Shell filling station, Wokingham. It wasn't long ago the top number said 115.9 instead of 140.9...
I just went for a walk and the local petrol station had a queue backing out onto the main road. All because there might be a fuel strike, which can only be done with seven days' notice, which hasn't even been given yet! This is all because of the government saying it could happen. It's just idiotic...

I'm a proud car fan and driving enthusiast, who commutes seven-odd miles to college three days a week (as well as other outings), and if there IS a fuel strike and I start running low, I can just take the train. It doesn't bother me much, because there's nothing I can do about it and trains in the UK aren't all that bad, pricey tickets aside. Plus going on more walks will hopefully shed some weight. It wouldn't be the same as going for a drive, but part of the footpath near my house is basically Eau Rouge, and there are many trees and fields, so it's not all bad.

It's better than wasting money filling up all at once, emptying all the petrol stations and actually causing the fuel strike that you're panicking about potentially happening. Plus, as someone pointed out to me, filling up now and then being told there'll be a fuel strike in 7 days means that you'll run out of petrol just as the strike happens, so what the hell's the point?

With all that in mind, look at these people, and know that every filling station in the area - probably the country - is just the same today.

Short-sighted idiots. All of them.

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