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Originally posted by Brad-H
I'm sorry but I find this mass panic thing absolutely hilarious. Where I live, fuel shortages are a daily occurrence, we all live with it and carry on. Some people are just not well equipped for, ahem, "a crisis?" Its really funny watching how the large majority of the first-world population deal with petty things...epic fail.edit on 29-3-2012 by Brad-H because: (no reason given)edit on 29-3-2012 by Brad-H because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by diddy1234
reply to post by Gridrebel
a kia rio 1.5l diesel.
it doesnt matter so much how i drive it, it still is good on fuel economy
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by Flavian
So why do you believe they are striking, if they have such a cushy job?
A woman has suffered 40% burns when petrol ignited as she was transferring it to containers in her kitchen in York, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has said.
It comes two days after Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude told Sky News that people should avoid petrol shortages by putting extra fuel in a jerry can in the garage.
Sky's North of England correspondent Gerard Tubb said: "The woman was apparently decanting fuel in the kitchen of her home.
"She was pouring petrol from one container to another, but we do not know what those containers were and why she was doing it.
"However, somehow the petrol ignited and set fire to her."
It is unclear whether the woman's actions were the response of advice given by the Government.
Tubb said: "When the Government advised people that they should store some petrol in a jerry can, there was immediate criticism from some fire experts saying it could be very dangerous."
Source: Woman Badly Burned Trying To Store Petrol
Originally posted by ComeFindMe
Panic is exactly the right word, though there wasn't any need to do so (unions are obliged to give seven days notice for a strike anyway).
comments by Francis Maude of jerry can stocking are misguided at best and I am waiting for the first 'shed explosion' story with baited breath