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Who's with me? LET'S GO
People are going to start filling their bath's with petrol again aren't they.
I'M SORRY I CAN'T HELP MYSELF IT'S A COMPULSION.
Wondered if the madness had started.
Can't you read?
now I'm panic-eating it
just like Mad Max...
WHOS LAUGHING NOW! MWHAHAHAHAHARRRR
already got plenty of water stocked up for when the summer drought hits. My lawn will be green as fuck.
"The unions have to give seven days' notice. But it is prudent to take sensible measures like topping up your tank."
An utterly idiotic thing to tell people to do.
to take some of the heat off the gov after the events of the last week (including this morning's downgraded economic figures). Problem is, sparking a run on petrol stations up and down the country probably isn't the most responsible way of going about it.
should I be worried?
They fly in the diesel
He was driving a white ferrari.
not much point nipping to the garage after work now though. Thanks a bundle Maude, you utter toss bag.
I saw a guy in orange robes trying to light himself on fire using olive oil before, poor sod...
Nobody bothered asking me about the stamps.
It shouldn't happen, but as queues form, more people think they'd better fill up. And on it goes until you have queues all over the place. The Tories saying "don't panic buy" hasn't exactly helped.
Panic buying is what other people do.
Or they justify their panic buying because they need to fill up before all the fuel is taken by the panic buyers. As they need to take Jack and Isabella to swimming lessons on Tuesday.
It feels great
do you feel panicky?
I'm so glad I don't need to fill up and look like a panic buyer.
and I just thought oh everyone's panic buying petrol, I'm well going to panic buy some so I don't run out
(and I don't think I will)
Then I'm going to make sure I'm as panicky as possible.
Screaming at people and sweating loads.
No fuel, no work.
I'm nearly on the reserve tank as it is.
gonna use to burn down indie record warehouses?
Think of the children!
because cameron told them to?
i only mentioned cameron cos it was the only clue in this thread but of course i know it wasn't this (was it?)
Our `leaders` are suggesting that it would be sensible to fill jerry cans and keep the car topped up.
'its about conditions'
why is the news media so unhelpful?
why doesnt it allow us to judge for ourselves by telling us what the conditions are and what they want and what is being denied?
surely that is the most useful thing the news should do?
I have long advocated that people should stock up on necessities, but Im suprised that cameron has actually gone and said it.
Is it on the back of anything else? what is this about unions 7 days notice
who tries to make all-in-it-together-I-share-the-same-worries-as-you-guys statements but has no idea how to behave as a statesman.
But I wish he wasn't so amateurish about it.
Next time I'm just voting for the most professional-looking shit.
although he is up against some stiff opposition.
Boris is too sloppy, Mandelson is very stiff though, I imagine he would take 5 flushes to dislodge (johnsons bulk would make him hang around a bit)
what is nick clegg? hes not even a proper s**t hes more of a clingon or a 'clag nut' (Im referencing rogers profannosaurus here)
Vince cable...............fnur fnur
the station was mentally busy. is this why? who is striking this time?
has told us panicking would be sensible at this point in time.
Thank god the NHS bill sorted itself out.
Nipped into Morrison's on the way home at 5ish for a few things - The queue stretched around the car park - must've been 15-20 cars in it.
I didn't think the strike was going to be til late April?
queueing round the car park at our local Tesco. This country.
Everyone's now going to be stocking up on pasties, petrol and stamps aren't they...
i mean, what is with that?
now you see if that were known then people would have minimum sympathy for them, unless it genuinely is all about safety in which case surely this should have a simple straightforward cheap quick efficient enquiry where the public has access to all.
I really really wanna be a tanker driver now
If we assume 5 weeks' holiday plus another week from bank holidays that's 44 weeks a year you're working. 44 * 50 = 2200 hours.
If you had a 40 hour week that means you're only expected to work 1760 hours. (45000 / 2200) * 1760 = 36K.
I'm only contracted to do a 35 hour week which makes it £31.5K.
(Of course, if they've only got a 35 hour week this is bullshit!)
we might just about scrape Q1 growth and avoid a recession
with your permission of course
According to the Telegraph, we're already there.
Q1 has a couple of days left. Quick run on the petrol forecourts might make the difference.
"everybody should go to the petrol station but don't queue...don't panic as such but do behave unusually and do put your body in a state of heightened awareness...move quickly, make little jerky movements, sweat but don't panic...something bad might happen but just calmly panic and it'll be...not 'fine'...but...we'll see..."
It's actually illegal to have a Jerry Can full of petrol in your shed/garage
You're allowed a max of 2x5 litres in plastic containers
Jerry Can is 20 litres
good one Maude
is more dangerous than a full one, as it is the vapour that is explosive
who sound like a great team.
(probably a snowy petrel)
make an off the cuff comment about panic buying, which will inevitably make people panic buy. The taxes come rolling in, the unions and strikers get a bad image, they don't get any of the blame at all.
I have noticed the papers seem to be fine plastering panicky scenes all over their pages, while blaming the PM for causing such a panic. I would suggest people pay more attention to the front page of the Mail than a comment made by David Cameron in a small press conference.
the Conservatives want to use this to divert from budget/funding woes and try and pin Labour on the while union relationship, but it's in the media's interest to use it to fuel the current Tories in bad shape narrative they've had going for the last week or so.
I looked straight at the camera and shook my head in a mildly amused kind of way.
of the back of an MP, let's say George Osborne, running down a busy highstreet with two jerrycans in each hand and then a really dramatic Chris Morris-esque voiceover PETROL: IS THIS REALLY WHAT IT'S COME TO?
I don't know how to drive, I just want to be part of something.
with their own shoes before this night is through!
Pulled in to the pump on the 'wrong side', expecting the hose to extend around the car as they usually do. It didn't. Wasn't too busy, so could just reverse up and go to one on the right side, however the car full of lads next to me were laughing their bollocks off.
Fight at Holdenhurst Road BP, Dorset Police have ordered it to close
Police standing guard at Holdenhurst Road Esso.
Both Boscombe petrol stations have run out and queue stretching half a mile from Branksome Tesco to Westbourne.
Unfortunately, I have enough fuel to get to work and back at least four times.
The local paper mentions queues at various Tesco / Asdas, but at 5:30pm, zero cars queuing at a normal, high street 24 hour Total garage. Must be all the yummy mummies doing the weekly shop panicking on their way out of the supermarkets.
so after rehursals at about 12:30 i went to a petrol station on my way home. even then i had to queue a bit, i mean it wasn't bad, but I'm seriously here, i've got better things to do than wait for petrol during the night hours
queues last night were outside most petrol stations. It was rather surreal seeing everyon just sitting in their cars, waiting to get it, staring blankly ahead, aware of the sheep like nature...
If i needed to fuel I'd go to a 24 hours pay at the pump garage in the dead of night. And dance.
Excellent commitment to the anti-recession effort UK! #bigsociety
This country really deserves everything that's coming to it.
66 BBC Breaking News ? @BBCBreaking
Woman from York, England, sets fire to herself while decanting petrol to another canister in her kitchen. Details soon http://bbc.in/H2Uer6 99
Anyone have York in the sweepstake?
no strike says UNITE
at an old man stumbling around a forecourt with a jerry can in each hand.
It was probably my dad.