Sunday, 17 October 2010

Faire le plein...

Putting petrol in your car has become somewhat of a chore due to strikes, with the prospect of a shortage looming. Long lines in front of petrol stations, some of which have no more petrol left... Yesterday I got lucky at the 5th station I tried. Just in case you are wondering, my tank was over 3/4 empty but a lot of people were paying no more than a few euros, hence the shortage...
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....est devenu galère. Hier, ce n'est qu'à la 5è station service que j'y suis parvenue. Aux trois premières, j'ai fait demi-tour quand j'ai vu la queue. La suivante n'avait plus de sans plomb. J'ai noté que beaucoup de gens payaient 10 ou 15 €. Pas de quoi faire un plein. Bêtement, moi c'est ce que j'ai fait. Plus exactement il me restait entre un quart et le rouge...

17 comments:

Jacob said...

Blogger just ate my comment. I said shortages of fuel are no fun! Our last one was due to a hurricane.

But I don't understand your last sentence. What does paying a few euros have to do with a shortage?

Woody said...

I was reading about the strike in the newspaper (I'm still a dinosaur in many aspects). It's very unfortunate and I hope it gets resolved soon! It's not fun hunting for petrol.

Randy said...

Sorry to here about those long lines.
Hope it will be over soon.

Dina said...

What a mess. Strikes are no fun.

akarui said...

Les gens font ils le plein en prevision d'une penurie si le blocage et les greves dans les raffineries se prolongent?
La France vient sans doute en tete pour les greves a repetition...

VP said...

Not a good situation, I am glad that I can walk to work...

Malyss said...

Oui, ben tu as bien fait, comme ça tu es tranquille un moment, parce que c'est parti pour durer..Nous ici, on va en Italie, faut juste garder assez de carburant pour faire les 30 kms..

cieldequimper said...

@ Jacob: people are afraid of the shortage so fill their tanks even when they wouldn't really need to.

Rob and Mandy said...

Depuis ici, dans les infos sensationalistes, a l' espagnole, la France semble etre en etat de siege. Courage!

T. Becque said...

I had no idea you guys were having this trouble. That sounds like no fun. Wish economics would get better for all of us!

Neva said...

I love your petrol station shot.....what a pain though...it is no fun when there is a strike, shortage or whatever with products we use all the time...hope it improves soon.

Cezar and Léia said...

I hope everything can be more peaceful during this week!I imagine all problems in this situation.

Léia

Louis la Vache said...

This reminds «Louis» of the lines at the petrol stations when Jimmy Carter was president...

LD said...

This brings back memories of a gas shortage we had in the early 1980s when it took an entire afternoon to fuel up.

EG Wow said...

Putting gas in a car is never fun, actually. :) But I admit to liking where a car can take me.

Gunn said...

We hear about the strikes on the TV and the Radio news here in Norway. It is a problem for tourists and others too.... So we have been told not to go to France if we don`t have too.We got home from Nice the day before the strike started at the airport.
And than we hear about the reasons for the strike...
Difficult for you. Hope things will be sorted out soon.

Francisca said...

Quel horreur!