Rant Thread

midlifecrisis

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Petrol Station (or fuel stations) why do they not have any of those plastic gloves any more?
Fill up the workhorse and you get a hand stinking of diesel.

Made worse by the fact that Covid contamination could spread it to hundreds of people a day!
Ladies of the night have to be careful these days...so my friend tells me....
 

MarkMas

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Petrol Station (or fuel stations) why do they not have any of those plastic gloves any more?
Fill up the workhorse and you get a hand stinking of diesel.

Made worse by the fact that Covid contamination could spread it to hundreds of people a day!
  1. Too many stolen.
  2. Environmentally unfriendly.
  3. Don't drive a diesel.
  4. Surface-to-hand transmission negligible.
  5. Government plot to encourage electric cars.
  6. Carry a glove of your own in the boot.
  7. Use a paper towel.
  8. Have your 'outdoor man' fill your vehicles.
 

Scaf

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On the theme of petrol stations, poorly maintained pumps that pump ridiculously slowly............ drives me mad as the Jag and the GTS take a lot of fuel onboard.
When this happens I make a point of putting the least amount of fuel on to get me through the day so they get a £40 sale instead of £100, bit that they care, but in makes me feel better ...... for a second or two.
 

schell70

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On the theme of petrol stations, poorly maintained pumps that pump ridiculously slowly............ drives me mad as the Jag and the GTS take a lot of fuel onboard.
When this happens I make a point of putting the least amount of fuel on to get me through the day so they get a £40 sale instead of £100, bit that they care, but in makes me feel better ...... for a second or two.
I have a split pin that I put in the pump handle so the locking clip works, so I don't have to hold it sometimes - the ones that are removed in UK petrol stations but have always been a joy in the US. Mind you I've noticed some pumps dont have the clips anymore. Can get you a telling off if someone notices though!!
 

Gazcw

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Petrol Station (or fuel stations) why do they not have any of those plastic gloves any more?
Fill up the workhorse and you get a hand stinking of diesel.

Made worse by the fact that Covid contamination could spread it to hundreds of people a day!
Use the pack of 5 that's been stuck in your wallet for a while.
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Manc5

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These adds for solicitors going after emissions pay-outs trying to convince people claiming that they would not have bought the car if they had known it was worse for the environment... really?? anyone EVER bought a diesel car and thought "yes i am buying this car as it will be good for the planet" ? Just in case you do know anyone that did think that please send me their details as I have an environmental investment project they might just be interested in and a friend of mine is a Colonel in the Nigerian Armed Forces that has 8billion USD he needs to deposit in a UK bank and is willing to pay 5% to the account holder.. all he needs is their bank account, sort code, mothers maiden name, DOB, full address, NI number, children's names. parents names, social media id's, a list of direct debits from their bank account, passport photocopy, a recent utility bill and their pets names..
I can however understand the sentiment that performance / economy or 2nd hand value was dented but not the enviro angle.. really start to get me .. At some point there will not doubt be one "have you joined a forum about cars and found threads that are not about cars? Call Leach and Bloooduscker to get the compensation you deserve"..... rant over and breathe..