Odds and Ends
Like a Shakespearean play
8 10, 4:15pm
Very few people did, in my perception. I saw one bloke carrying a couple of cans at one point, but he was definitely the exception.
It was interesting, actually. Our local (i.e. regional) TV news program interviewed a number of people who were in line to refill, in the early days. Every one of them gave what I'd normally have called a perfectly decent reason for filling or topping up. The problem is the average amount of fuel in our collective tanks is, at a guess, maybe 60% of total capacity; if everyone suddenly feels that they need to make sure they're pretty much full, or nearly so, that extra 40% in itself is enough to empty the filling station tanks.