Mick F wrote: ↑27 Sep 2021, 9:01am
We went down for lots of things, so we had a good shopping experience and socialised with them too.
Does having a brief chat with the checkout assistant at Tesco's count as 'socialising'?
Tesco's was unusually quiet this morning and I piled my shopping onto a vacant conveyor belt. The assistant was busy chatting away to her neighbour and hadn't noticed my arrival. When she did, she apologised for keeping me waiting, but I replied, no problem, I'm not in a hurrry, and I added that the place seems remarkably quiet. She agreed, said it was because the petrol queue was blocking access to the car park for shoppers.
Well, that may have been the case when she started her shift, but it wasn't when I left the supermarket. The filling station was completely out of fuel and barricaded off, so there was no queue.
I then thought I'd make a slight detour on the bike and see how the nearby BP was doing. Well, they still had fuel, though it seemed that only two pumps were working - and there was a queue that I couldn't see the end of, probably stretched right through the town. A young woman on the forecourt was doing her best to marshal the frustrated motorists...
Boy did I feel smug (EV drivers are probably feeling smug too)! But I shouldn't really - there are some folk (e.g. doctors, nurses) who really need the fuel. Can vital workers be prioritised in some way?
R2 - your post just anticipated mine - same point.