Not buying petrol on a certain day. What a rubbish idea

Not buying petrol on a certain day. What a rubbish idea

I just received an email imploring me not to purchase petrol on 22nd Feb. ‘Enough is enough’ it said. If the citizens of Australia and NZ don’t purchase petrol on that day it’ll cause a huge disruption. What a complete load of rubbish. We’ll still be using petrol on that day, which means we’ll need to either fill up the day before or the day after, which will cause more delays at the pumps, which means drivers will spend more time with their engines idling waiting for a pump to come free. Therefore fuel use will increase.

The only way it’s going to make a difference is if people don’t drive on that day, therefore no petrol is used. But that’s not going to happen – the public transport system will grind to a halt, deliveries won’t get made, people will be late. Plus, it’s not like personal transport is the only thing that uses petrol and diesel – trains, planes, taxis, buses, trucks, ferries – these will all need fuel.

I’ll be filling up on the 22nd because there’ll be less of a queue.

I just received an email imploring me not to purchase petrol on 22nd Feb. ‘Enough is enough’ it said. If the citizens of Australia and NZ don’t purchase petrol on that day it’ll cause a huge disruption. What a complete load of rubbish. We’ll still be using petrol on that day, which means we’ll need to either fill up the day before or the day after, which will cause more delays at the pumps, which means drivers will spend more time with their engines idling waiting for a pump to come free. Therefore fuel use will increase.

The only way it’s going to make a difference is if people don’t drive on that day, therefore no petrol is used. But that’s not going to happen – the public transport system will grind to a halt, deliveries won’t get made, people will be late. Plus, it’s not like personal transport is the only thing that uses petrol and diesel – trains, planes, taxis, buses, trucks, ferries – these will all need fuel.

I’ll be filling up on the 22nd because there’ll be less of a queue.

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