March 28th, 2012

Anyone got a spare jerry can?

Posted in The Job - General by 200

I went to a function on Monday night. It was one where I happened to bump into an old Superintendent, long since retired. A lovely man.

We had a pint afterwards in a local hostelry and he happened to enquire as to whether I was still enjoying the job, now I’d been out of it for 3 years or so. I must have gone off on one about what life was really like in the control room and the shite we had to deal with these days and why the service to the public was so piss poor. I think his eyes started to glaze over, so I changed the subject.

On the way home, I called in to a petrol station to fill up. I’d actually hit the red on the way to the function, but because I’d been working and had only an hour to grab a bite to eat, shower and change after work, and get to the function, I’d not had time to fuel up.

I pulled into the petrol station around 10.30pm, there was nobody on the forecourt. I thought it a bit strange that of the 8 pumps, all unleaded were empty. That was until I heard the Conservative government in the form of Francis Maud & the Prime Minister today encouraging everyone to go panic buying petrol, just in case there is a petrol delivery drivers’ strike at some unspecified time in the future.

Way to go, Camo. Sometimes they haven’t got a fucking clue, have they.

Sometimes? Change that; all the time.

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  1. Geeorge says:

    So, did you get to work without running out?

    March 29th, 2012 at 05:35

  2. David Dew says:

    ‘Sometimes they haven’t a fucking clue’ I think you are being too kind with using the word sometimes. Starting with the pathetic effort to flog off our public forests this lot are the most incompetant bunch ever to try to run our country. When they have sold the NHS then the roads and eventually the police perhaps the citizenry will wake up.

    March 29th, 2012 at 09:33

  3. Rufus says:

    I love the idea of filling up when your tank is only half full but seeing as the car parking round where I work requires a peerage, a professorship or a blue badge to get I’ve switched to a 50cc moped.

    If I tried to fill the tank from half-full I physically can’t get the minimum vending amount (2 litres) in.

    March 29th, 2012 at 14:56

  4. Tony F says:

    Ah, but, you use more fuel carrying around a full tank….

    March 29th, 2012 at 16:41

  5. jaded says:

    It’s all a big conspiracy to get people to buy more petrol. Next week they are going to announce a shortage of fags………the only thing we aren’t short of are idiot politicians.

    March 29th, 2012 at 18:27

  6. simon says:

    Same sh*t different party. Call me Dave has turned out as a more flabby version of lying w*nker Blair.

    We need an Army coup.

    March 29th, 2012 at 22:41

  7. John says:

    When they have generals that think sending troops out in mined areas in land rovers is s good idea ?
    What’s the difference between politicians, police sm and army sm ?

    March 29th, 2012 at 23:40

  8. bruce says:

    So one told us to store fuel in our garages, and another to refill when our tanks are half empty. They are either fruitloops or trying to make it worse. So what bad news are they hoping to bury?

    March 30th, 2012 at 09:46

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