They have just delivered my order of heating oil.
I got 500 litres – €882!
In the not too distant past I have had a full tank of 1000 litres delivered for around €400.
There is a lot in the news about electricity and gas prices rising with the odd mention of petrol and diesel thrown in. Out Glorious Gubmint wrings its hands in apparent anguish and mutters platitudes about doing all it can to bring prices down.
How about reducing tax? Oh, we can’t do that because of some obscure EU rule, Sorry.
Well,j how about dropping the carbon tax that was bumped up so much in the last budget? No, we can’t do that. Think of the climate! We have committed ourselves to single handedly saving the planet from total destruction.
So what the blind fuck are you doing? Oh, we’re doing everything we can. We did give you back a couple of hundred off your leccy bill?
Right! That will just about fill the car with petrol a couple of times, but why am I still paying nearly €1,800 for a tank of oil which I need to keep the house from freezing over? Oh, that’s the war in Ukraine. Think of the poor refugee children!
There is a census coming up soon. I have the form. There is a box in it where I can write a message to be read in 100 years time. Jayzus but someone is bored in the Census Office? My message will be short and sweet.
“If you have invented time travel then keep the fuck away from 2020 onwards”