Done any panic buying for fuel yet?

#1
Despite clear suggestions that there's no need for stockpiling, every petrol station I passed from Cambridge to Colchester today had queues out the door. Is this happening where you are? Do people believe anything they're told by officaldom?
 
#2
I dont give a feck. No fuel, cant work. Ill still get paid though.
 
#5
no..... best excuse for a buckshee day off in years, thats if there is any shortages
 
#6
angular said:
Despite clear suggestions that there's no need for stockpiling, every petrol station I passed from Cambridge to Colchester today had queues out the door. Is this happening where you are? Do people believe anything they're told by officaldom?
It would depend on if the sun newspaper says its true or not.
 

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#7
angular said:
Do people believe anything they're told by officaldom?
As we no longer believe them no.

I can always remember being told that the oil brought ashore from the North Sea was of too high a grade to be turned into petrol/diesel so why are they now talking about not to panic buy?
 
#8
Can we really be expected to believe anything that Liarbore says?
 

ugly

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#10
There hasnt been any panic buying here, its too damn pricey for that. There have been queues at filling stations but there always are on a saturday afternoon!
 
#11
Do people believe anything they're told by officaldom



Of course not - we've been lied to so much over everything that 'boy who cried wolf' syndrome kicks in straight away.
 

OldSnowy

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#12
If it offers a chance to get rid of Broon I'll happily panic buy, and convince others to do likewise.

What is worth remembering in this case is that if he hadn't destroyed the pension system with his money grab as Chancellor, this would not have happened - simple.

That sound of flapping you hear is all his chickens coming home to roost :)
 
#13
Leaving work and driving past Sainsburys resulted in me waiting in a long queue of traffic. I was curious to know what was causing this tail back and I realised that 90% of those queuing were waiting to get into the bloody petrol station which was brimming with panic buyers. Rather annoying in my opinion!
 
#15
I'm fcuked-I have to fill my car up at least once a week and I only use the bloody thing to drive from my home on a Sunday back to base and going weekenders on a Friday-I don't use it during the week at all but it drinks petrol :(
 
#16
Filled mine up last night since it was on fumes, but when I wandered in to the village earlier there was a queue hanging out on to the main road for the petrol station.
On of the benefits of the location of my workplace is that one tank of fuel will last at least 4 weeks as long as I dont do anything silly like go diving at the weekends.
 
#17
I've seen a lot worse; nowhere near as bad - YET - as it was during the 2000 fuel protests.

I don't have a car anyway. I walk to work, run to the gym and take the bus to the Dojo. So allow me to take this moment to not give a fcuk. :roll:
 
#18
heard_it_all_before said:
Another good reason for Scottish Independance, they switch off the tap, they suffer.

Pumps are overflowing in my neck of the woods.
Grangemouth supplies the North of England as well, fcukwit. :roll:
 
#19
needed to fill the petrol can, so i can mow the lawn tomorow. didnt want to acused of panic bying...................so i sent the wife :twisted:
 

OldSnowy

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#20
Werewolf said:
I've seen a lot worse; nowhere near as bad - YET - as it was during the 2000 fuel protests.

I don't have a car anyway. I walk to work, run to the gym and take the bus to the Dojo. So allow me to take this moment to not give a fcuk. :roll:
No need to worry here either - until the beer trucks and pizza delivery crews run out.........

How much of our food, drink, etc., travels by road? Must be 98% plus, I'd think. That's the time to worry, when delivery lorries can't get their DERV.

Then we're all fecked.
 

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