Monday, January 24, 2011

It's starting to get a bit silly

I've just filled my car up with petrol.

It cost nearly as much as I have paid to fly to North Africa in a few weeks time.

Back in 2000, we had a series of blockades which severely restricted fuel supplies as a reaction to petrol creeping up to 80p per litre. Yesterday, I found myself out in the sticks after rushing around and forgetting to go to a 'cheap' petrol station, and ended up paying £134.90 per litre. Needless to say, it was just a tenners worth to tide me over.

What has happened in the last eleven years? Have we become a more meek and accepting society? or have we merely worked out that these days, you just can't stick it to the man?


nuttycow said...

£134 a litre!! I'd say you were ripped off. Even expensive petrol stations only cost max £1.50 a litre.

Gumpher said...

Ah, check before posting.

Please move that decimal point! Blimey, you were quick off the mark!

If I paid £1.50, I honestly think I would have pooed myself. Is it that much over there?

Brennig said...

The government always gets their own way. We're just canon fodder. It's depressing.

Clare and Gary said...

People moaning here at $3.00 / gallon... Egypt crisis meant I had to $3.18 yesterday in hicksville.. I nearly broke out in acold sweat!