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Sherlock
post Mar 28 2012, 02:27 PM
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I've got half a tank of petrol in my car at the moment. Luckily I don't use the car for - well, anything essential when I think about it. I was going to ask whether I should rush around to the petrol station to fill it up but I think I've answered my own question. As you were.
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post Mar 28 2012, 02:55 PM
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QUOTE (Sherlock @ Mar 28 2012, 03:27 PM) *
I've got half a tank of petrol in my car at the moment. Luckily I don't use the car for - well, anything essential when I think about it. I was going to ask whether I should rush around to the petrol station to fill it up but I think I've answered my own question. As you were.



'Salright Dave's got it covered anyhow. Good ole Dave.
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Blake
post Mar 28 2012, 03:05 PM
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Why not use a bike for a while instead.. save money and the planet.
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post Mar 28 2012, 03:14 PM
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Most shortages are caused by the lemmings that rush to fill up at the merest hint of a strike.

I seem to remember quite a while ago that someone started a rumour that there was going to be a shortage of toilet rolls. Within about two days the supermarkets had none left. Or maybe it was bread.
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post Mar 28 2012, 03:43 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Mar 28 2012, 03:14 PM) *
...quite a while ago that someone started a rumour that there was going to be a shortage of toilet rolls. Within about two days the supermarkets had none left. Or maybe it was bread.


There's little to go on...
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post Mar 28 2012, 04:00 PM
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QUOTE (Sherlock @ Mar 28 2012, 03:27 PM) *
I've got half a tank of petrol in my car at the moment. Luckily I don't use the car for - well, anything essential when I think about it. I was going to ask whether I should rush around to the petrol station to fill it up but I think I've answered my own question. As you were.


I have just got back from Reading where the Shell garage in Whitley was out of regular diesel and petrol.

But filled up at Sainsbury's no problem. Drove past many other garages on the A4 and there were no long queues or signs of panic!
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post Mar 28 2012, 04:16 PM
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BP was very busy earlier, first time I've ever had to queue. Only went because my friend texted me and let me know of the possibility of problems..
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post Mar 28 2012, 04:25 PM
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Did anyone hear about the bread shortage?
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post Mar 28 2012, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Mar 28 2012, 04:25 PM) *
Did anyone hear about the bread shortage?

...and the pastie shortage.... There's been a run on them since 'Our Dave' hinted he eats them all the time....



QUOTE (Blake @ Mar 28 2012, 03:05 PM) *
Why not use a bike for a while instead.. save money and the planet.

Save a couple of litres of petrol, yet meanwhile in the North Sea there's a zillion gallons of LPG jetting into the atmosphere uncontrolled.. I think 'Saving the Planet' is a lost cause

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post Mar 28 2012, 05:02 PM
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Still undecided about whether to panic yet. I'll mull it over. In other news, the Apprentice is on later. Yipee! I know I really shouldn't but I'm afraid that I'm an addict. Sirallun is hilarious, sometimes intentionally!
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post Mar 28 2012, 05:52 PM
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Well. you're fired! It's Lord Sugar now wink.gif
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post Mar 28 2012, 07:58 PM
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For those of us who are sad enough to follow the Guardian's live blog of the show he is, and will always be, Sirallun. It's nearly time folks...what japes and antics can we expect this week?

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post Mar 28 2012, 11:14 PM
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Well, I cracked. Drove up to Tesco after watching Sirallun do his thing and filled up. No signs of panic buying (we were all buying very calmly) and, blatantly ignoring the Prime Minister's advice, I didn't take my jerrycan with me even though it's only a quarter full.
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post Mar 29 2012, 12:28 AM
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QUOTE (Sherlock @ Mar 29 2012, 12:14 AM) *
Well, I cracked. Drove up to Tesco after watching Sirallun do his thing and filled up. No signs of panic buying (we were all buying very calmly) and, blatantly ignoring the Prime Minister's advice, I didn't take my jerrycan with me even though it's only a quarter full.


Mid afternoon I can assure you, Texaco and BP were both packed.
Panic buying though, I think the advice of the government was very, very bad - that being to "ALL GO FILL UP"... basically causing a mass panic...
Oh well this bloody government, eh?
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post Mar 29 2012, 07:09 AM
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I think they were right to warn us, if there is likely to be a strike and a shortage then we should get extra stocks in now.
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post Mar 29 2012, 08:48 AM
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Thank goodness that at least one newspaper is taking a calm and level headed view of all this:

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/311155...in-petrol-panic

Apparently the government line now is that we should only fill our tanks when they're half empty. Ironically, one way of reducing fuel consumption is not to fill your tank: http://goo.gl/0x5w
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post Mar 29 2012, 09:05 AM
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This government fuel advice is ridiculous, its nearly £1.50 per litre, what an excellent way to cash in and boost fuel duty revenue for them. Fuel is a luxury commodity these days and the government are using this Panic state to get away from the issue that fuel duty is too much. Watch as the price continues to rise through this Panic period. I cannot afford to constantly keep my tank full and burn the extra fuel to cart it around.

These MP's need to leave London and see how the rest of the country copes under the massive pressure of job losses, threat of job losses and ever increasing Household bills.
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post Mar 29 2012, 09:23 AM
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All very well this "panic buying" but surely everyone's tank only holds so much and we are not going to drive any further so there should, in theory, be a shortage for a while and then level out again.
As I say, we are not actually burning any more and the tankers are still currently delivering?
Surely not many these days have jerry cans standing around in their garage??
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Andy Capp
post Mar 29 2012, 10:18 AM
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It is not a bad end of year bunser for treasury though is it! tongue.gif
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Andy Capp
post Mar 29 2012, 11:10 AM
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I'd also like to thank the idiot Tories (sorry, just leave out Tories, we know who I mean), for starting a rush on fuel. What a load of pond life they are.
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