oh you cynic !
oh you cynic !
People always panic buy odd things. The fuel strike a few years back the shelves were cleared of bread, yet they still had flour and yeast. bottled water is another one to go, but not sterilisation tabets. Baked beans but not dried. I have only seen veg oil bought in bulk as a deisel replacement, not long term cooking use. Now everyone has cottoned on the price of veg oil is fixed the same as diesel so supermarkets and producers make huge profits.
I feel we are going to see a lot more of this daftness this year. I am off gardening my veg patch.
We knew it would only be a matter of time. Received 40% burns after decanting petrol from one container to another ... in her kitchen!
Just as the Fire Brigade warned would happen on Wednesday after the PM thoughtlessly suggested people start stockpiling the stuff "just in case".
Last edited by Stringmaker; 30-03-2012 at 11:42. Reason: Additional comment.
it said on the news that she was decanting it next to a lit cooker
Point taken Stringmaker, it could have all sorts of reasons behind how she got burnt, and the media being what it is will spin it anyway they can to get a good headline. But if it transpires that it is as Robbi says, it does make you wonder at the intelligence of some people doesn't it? Granted it's sad she got burnt, that goes without saying, but c'mon, surely SOME basic thoughts of "Hmmmm this could be dangerous" should run through people's heads before they do something like this.
Bit like that video on youtube of some fella using his cigarette lighter to see how much petrol was inside the tanker that just arrived to restock the petrol station.
Last edited by Biker; 30-03-2012 at 11:55.
thanks to those .......really nice people panic buying.
I have just had to put £100 in the van which was a whole 66 litres
I really should change this more often
yup, just popped out for a look, queued onto the main street, people beeping horns as they go by as they need to cross the white lines. Spoke to the guy in the garage last night after filling up. Had a joke with him that I was "just topping off" he says "aye right, wi' 90 quid!!" He says it's been mental, but the tanker drivers are on overtime to keep up with the demand. The drivers are doing every hour they are allowed to do to see them over the strike. His driver is just hoping they call it over the easter break!I haven't seen any queues around here.
Anyone else in Scotland seen any?
If I run out I'll get the train or cycle or work from home...
Is that kettle just boiled?
What's going on?
Fuelcompanies trying to get rid of old stock, so they can start to restock fresh fuel again???
A few lines in the media and this is the result?
You can argue all you want, but there was a man who once stated that the masses are dumb.... He was quite right about that.
Sometimes I'm curious what would happen if indeed fuel was to run out.....
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There was a blockade of the refineries here 10 years ago, which the tanker drivers supported. The country literally stopped as in that case the fuel DID run out. It wasn't pretty and people are nervous at the slightest mention of fuel shortages/strikes etc.
We would revert to a stone age society of warring local groups in no time.
I had a cunning plan to fill up last night at 11 o'clock on the way home, the nutters were still queuing down the street so I never bothered stopping.
Just less than a quarter of a tank remaining which will be gone this time tomorrow, it'll be a shame if I have to work from home next week
"The fuel she was decanting ignited as she was using the cooker at the time, he said. She was attempting to transfer the petrol from one container to another using a jug."
Darwin was right.
My wife was working last night. She had to switch the forecourt lights off at home time and they still came in to fill up!
I've seen people today drive round the cones at empty pumps and still try and work the nozzle, only to look perplexed when nothing comes out.
If I had all the money I'd ever spent on drink, I think on balance, I'd spend it on drink.