Sunday, 9 September 2007
Who's idea was it for petrol stations to turn into mini-supermarkets, selling everything the local shops have got even alcohol; now whats that all about. Drink driving anyone? This sort of market expansion along with the growth of multi-nationals is killing the local shops, and also making queues longer when paying for petrol, having to stand behind some one with a basket full of stuff they could have bought elsewhere. Then the person in front pays with a plastic card. Fuck chip'n'pin, what's wrong with cash? Or is it that people aint got the cash and are living on credit. Great not only do I have to suffer endless queuing, but I also have to pay more to subsidise people living above their means. Probably cos they go in to fill their car up with petrol and then become conned by the allure of overpriced stuff on sale, that they wouldn't have considered buying if it weren't on display and the petrol station just sold what it should; petrol. One persons convenience is anothers inconvenience. Petrol stations for petrol, supermarkets and local shops for food stuffs, that's what I say.