I've just filled the pick-up with diesel. Unless you fancy a 12 mile detour to take advantage of Tuffin's 'Spend £60 - get 10p off per litre' offer, the nearest fuel is in Welshpool - where there are no real bargains to be had. It's £1.19 at each of the town's 4 filling stations. Drive up, fill up and cough up.
JEEEEEEEEEZ! My bill was £72.47. Eek!
The tank was admittedly very empty but it is obviously very big too. As the numbers on the pump's dial whizzed round ever-upward I became more and more incredulous - to the extent of gazing down at my feet to see if instead of filling the tank I was in fact filling my boots. But no, diesel continued to gurgle into the truck, stopping with a splutter at £72.47.
The woman in the kiosk had obviously heard it all before; observing that things didn't often go down did they? We agreed they didn't. In fact another increase in price is due shortly.
5 minutes later I spent another £71 on dog food and worm tablets. That's £143.47 in a little over 10 minutes - on some of the most uninteresting things in the universe.
Going for a little lie down......