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7th October 2021
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Dan


17 days ago #9862546        
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Brexit wasn't supposed to import face-eating leopards!


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17 days ago #9862481        
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To be fair, that's not so much England as England's crazy uncle. Unfortunately, he's been around a lot lately...

The problem is that, once these things start, you have two (rational) choices - join in (if you're actually or very probably going to need whatever it is), or ride it out and take your chance on going without. Petrol was an insidious case; as soon as the news came out that BP were having to shut a few of their forecourts because they couldn't get fuel to them, I knew what the effect would likely be (and when I heard on the news that the government was saying that there was plenty of fuel, and people "didn't need to panic buy", I was stone-cold certain - telling people not to panic buy is THE guaranteed way to get them to do so). Probably, quite a few other people did as well. So - lots of people took the first opportunity to fill up in anticipation of a shortage. Causing a shortage. (I had half a tank of fuel and no definite big journeys to do; I didn't rush to fill up, and limited myself to short trips as much as I could. But my wife has an elderly parent who lives a couple of hundred miles away, and we've had to go over there on short notice a couple of times, so when I passed a station that seemed to have business-as-usual levels of customers, I topped up, "just in case". Doubtless adding to the pressure in my own, small way.)

"Just in time" is a great concept if your supply chain is rock-solid, but a lousy one if it's not, basically.


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Smartis

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11 days ago #9862934        
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I see that the comment field here is a political battleground. So please, have peace!


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Epi

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11 days ago #9862940        
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Best story I read was the cars that formed a convoy following a tanker, and were most disgruntled when it turned out to be delivering mortar to a building site.

Epi

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11 days ago #9862862        
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I literally remember someone saying they were eager for Brexit so as to get all the foreign lorry drivers off the road.
I said Brexit wasn't going to remove foreign lorry drivers.
Seems we were both wrong..

17 days ago #9862544        
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How would they know that taking an important part of infrastructure and logistics would affect infrastructure and logistics? :P

Lilac

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17 days ago #9862480        
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Brits voting for Brexit so they can keep all the toilet paper for themselves is my new headcanon.


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9 days ago #9863032        
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To accept immigrants or not to accept, that is the question

Smartis

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17 days ago #9862529        
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@BinBin Every kind of racism is wrong, so damn weird and just the most disgusting thing ever.
@Bananajewell I know! It is a miracle!


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17 days ago #9862500        
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It's not just the Brits. The US is suffering shortages, too. Ours is mostly from dumbasses panic buying rather than no gas/immigrants, but it's still irritating. Especially when the ONLY diet soda I like is Cherry Pepsi, but they don't make it anymore because PANDEMIC!!!!


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