It doesn’t take a lot for the great British calm-in-a-crisis attitude to crack!
With the threat of a possible fuel-tanker drivers’ strike in the offing a large number of the population have lost all sight of reason and are now filling their vehicles to bursting point. Fuel cans have been dusted down and filled.
Petrol stations have run out or adopted a rationing strategy. The Police have been called in to manage the traffic…….. It’s war on the forecourt!
And the strike isn’t for another week at the earliest!!
The Government and Media haven’t helped with their panic headlines!
I knew we were doomed earlier in the week when someone on the radio advised people NOT to adopt a panic-buying strategy! So that fixed the idea firmly in the minds of all listening!
And Moi? Well I had to hunt down fuel this morning (I need it to do my 140 mile commute!). So I did a little light queuing on my way to work today! The man two cars in front (who looked as though he’d got out of bed especially to visit the petrol station and would be heading back home after his mission), filled his car and then several very suspect cans! And I bet he stays in all weekend rather than risk venturing out and actually using any of this precious commodity he now has in abundance!!
The great thing is that with most cars in the country now full of fuel the petrol stations will be quiet next week!