Not me the woman interviewed for the news. I filled up like normal on Saturday just before taking the camper out for an overnighter with the family then ill probably not go up until about 2 or 3 weeks. I'm not a joiner. See a queue I'll go somewhere else. I don't need my van that much. We changed our life so we didn't use cars so much, this march. A decision made by the first lockdown and a rethink of our life.That was SOP at the bad ol' Soviet Union. I wonder how you inherited that?
That was intended to be a collective "you", sorry. I do have a some problems at times with the English quasi-passive.Not me the woman interviewed for the news.
We do. Unfortunately at this present time the economy and the way people work, live, holiday etc is based around and reliant on fossil fuels.I totally dislike this panic at the thought of no fuel and no car that led to this panic. We need less car dependency.
Apparently London has the highest population density to petrol stations which doesn't help when everyone is panic buying... :/Just read that nw England is one of the worst hit areas. Doesn't seem that bad to me up here. I wonder if it's a built up/populous area issue where the density of population spreads panic quicker and more seriously?
No idea just a thought I had after seeing most of the news about shortages, panic buying and hoarding seems to be populous areas. Bias in reporting or is there a difference? Near me things don't seem to get that bad. Not like the fuel shortages with the haulage strikes a good few years back when nowhere had fuel except for essential services.
Hmmmm.Heard an interesting conspiracy theory that all the petrol stored but not consumed last year is going to 'go off' soon so they thought they'd invent a crisis to get it all consumed before then.... Tinfoil on!
I totally dislike this panic at the thought of no fuel and no car that led to this panic. We need less car dependency.
Been to 16 petrol stations today. Finally found fuel at a Sainsbury’s and am
Now sitting in the queue.
Need it for work in case anyone asks, and no I am not filling up coke bottles or anything stupid like that.
i have 1/8th of a tank so filling up like normal!
I'm not saying it's an easy thing for everyone just that it'll come to a time when people will have to think hard about it I reckon. Better to find a way early IMHO.I don't know what the queues are like round here as I've not been out in the car for the week. /smug.
The anoying thing with that is when you try any live without a car somewhere where society (i.e. the local council) cannot comprehend you not having a car.
Even our local 'green' councilours expect people to drive, even when they've proclaimed a totally meaningless 'climate emergency'.
I made the change over 15 years ago. However, in that time, I would say things have go worse, with more reliance on government and everything being available just in time.I'm not saying it's an easy thing for everyone just that it'll come to a time when people will have to think hard about it I reckon. Better to find a way early IMHO.