Page 18 | To say people are totally over reacting about the fuel issue

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TikTokNutcases Mon 27-Sep-21 22:54:56

People adamant they can't go to work, so get a train.

Ride a bicycle.

Use the bus.

Talk of closing schools for god sake, whatever next.

It's ridiculous that people rely so heavily on the use of their car that life appears to stop still when they can't drive it.

You don't see this type of hysteria among non drivers, ever.

I don't drive and never have. I've never flapped like this about not being able to go to the supermarket, work etc.

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Parker231 Wed 29-Sep-21 17:14:17

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58729653.amp

The Army now getting involved with petrol distribution.

tabulahrasa Wed 29-Sep-21 17:27:28

“What if your parents can't afford lessons for themselves, let alone their children.”

Loads of people I knew when I lived rurally only had about 2 actual lessons, they all just drove on private roads and farms from about 13...

ivykaty44 Wed 29-Sep-21 17:27:37

The Army now getting involved with petrol distribution

strange when the government keep stating their isn't a problem with distribution and no fuel shortage

FanGirlX Wed 29-Sep-21 17:38:31

Loads of people I knew when I lived rurally only had about 2 actual lessons, they all just drove on private roads and farms from about 13...

Yep, my dad had us driving from about 15. So we knew how to drive from younger than 17 but we didn't know how to navigate public roads until we had lessons at 17. Which meant we needed very few lessons to pass our tests. Some people on here are looking at this purely from their own large town / city perspective.

TuftyMarmoset Wed 29-Sep-21 18:00:04

As if learning to drive on private land isn't a distorted perspective! DP grew up rurally but had to cycle everywhere because driving was expensive and his family don't have land to drive around on.

CMZ2018 Wed 29-Sep-21 18:04:25

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tabulahrasa Wed 29-Sep-21 18:06:57

TuftyMarmoset

As if learning to drive on private land isn't a distorted perspective! DP grew up rurally but had to cycle everywhere because driving was expensive and his family don't have land to drive around on.

Um... I think you’ll find most farm labourers and other people with jobs like that live on private land, not necessarily their own, but it’s private.

TuftyMarmoset Wed 29-Sep-21 18:11:29

Just pointing out that many (probably most) people who live rurally do not have access to that as an option.

FanGirlX Wed 29-Sep-21 18:16:05

A lot of people will learn to drive on very quiet rural roads as well. Public ones but ones that are rarely used. They'll be driving slowly due to the nature of the roads but getting used to driving.

WormYourHonour Wed 29-Sep-21 18:20:15

FanGirlX

A lot of people will learn to drive on very quiet rural roads as well. Public ones but ones that are rarely used. They'll be driving slowly due to the nature of the roads but getting used to driving.

Most people it'll be industrial estates and car parks. I learnt to drive in Coventry, a fairly.big city, very few rural roads.

tabulahrasa Wed 29-Sep-21 18:23:08

TuftyMarmoset

Just pointing out that many (probably most) people who live rurally do not have access to that as an option.

Then I suspect you’re thinking less rural than where I grew up tbh.

Having an income low enough to be topped up by benefits but being surrounded by land that counter as private in driving terms was very common.

Kitkat151 Wed 29-Sep-21 18:43:21

TikTokNutcases

*I bet you wait at home with glee whist some mug delivers your Amazon parcels in a car. People like you make me incredibly angry. You sound like a smug twat*

I don't shop on Amazon biscuit

I bet you do😁

FrenchBoule Wed 29-Sep-21 18:48:36

OP,I reckon you must have lived in the city all your life 😂😂😂

poohaloo Wed 29-Sep-21 20:18:27

Yes you city buggers with your buses and tubes 😂
I live in a town... surrounded by fields
No buses
Petrol station closed for 4 days

Schools walkable 😀

Supermarket 2 miles away

Delivery nope
Deliveroo nope

ElectricDeChocobo Wed 29-Sep-21 21:56:04

Xenia

The very few people on the thread who think we can just take public transport have no idea about people's lives, how fat they have to go for work, how bad public transport is in so many bits of the UK (usually because they are rich and live in cities near work)

Can't you buy him one? You frequently brag about how loaded you are.

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