The unions have made their point though - the Beeb is reporting that the government is relaxing rules on driver's hours. The government fucked it up though, again, by telling people to fill up. So we've had one fool with serious burns, a spike in demand that will probably ramp up prices and a government looking even more pathetic for what? What I've found strangest though is people's propensity to fuck the government off, yet when they're advised to top up they all sprint out and do it! Twats.
Take your time at the pumps next time and I mean take as long as possible. Lock the car as you get out. Examine each and every pump to make sure you get the right one. Fill up by a tiny squeeze each time. When you finish get back in the car and get your money. Re-lock the car and saunter to the kiosk to pay. Examine a few magazines, browse the chocolate. If questioned, remind everyone that there's no rush as THERE ISN'T A FUCKING STRIKE.
The only places with 'panic buying' round here are the supermarkets. I'm happy to pay 3ppl more when I'm sticking £15 in the car if it means there's no queue or thick as fuck wankers in front of me.
I was watching a bit of Sky News this morning, reporter was outside a petrol station in Kidderminster. He asked everyone who's fault it was that there was panic. About 95% said the Government. Funny old thing no-one said "Erm, its my fault I am a total follower, I saw people waiting for fuel so I thought I'd better get some and Im a total mong". Fucking dullards.
OK conspiracy theory... End of the financial year, BP / Shell or AN Other oil company is short of sales and the directors want to hit their bonuses. They spark a strike rumour and bang, sales go up 45%. Targets are met, bonuses all round!
It's the end of March (tax year) the "panic" has filled government coffers. must make the financial year look better?
A significant number of members of the public will blame the drivers. less sympathy for their cause, whatever it is.
Some drivers will see what trouble industrial action could/would cause and its fallout, which may make them think twice before voting to strike? (Or that contingency plans have been unveiled which could spike the effects).
Spot on, I was talking about Zombie apocolypse contingencies at work and one bloke chipped in that he would get a motor home and......ah but it takes about 2 days to run out of fuel I said!
Seems we'll be on foot for the coming of the undead.