This is insanity.
I will not complain about my morning commute in cosy London again
But I won’t be shopping there:
And you thought popping to the corner store was getting risky with all that traffic and muggers and stuff. Still I do like the way they leave the doors open on the train – London Underground take note!
Want to feel better/worse about your lot?
Take the BBC’s salary test and find out where you sit in the world’s pay rankings – just enter your country and monthly salary before tax (no one will know – its safe because it the BBC and when they say its okay, it okay).
The global average monthly salary is just under $1,500 (before taxes). That would just pay my mortgage. With nothing left for wine.
In the US the average is about $3,259, in the UK its just over $3,000 (that would just about pay the mortgage and the wine bill).
In Tajikstan its about $230 a month. But they aren’t allowed wine so its not a big problem.
No not that kind. The financial kind. In the UK a litre of fuel costs £1.48 (for diesel anyway). Not a gallon, a litre. That means a gallon costs £6.66. (or $10).
And that means the oil companies are creaming it, right? Well yes but in this beloved green Isle of Wonder we call the UK, Britain, whatever, the Government takes about 80p in duties and tax. Seriously we do it to ourselves.
However with all this money floating about trouble is brewing. 1000 lorry drivers deliver fuel to the petrol stations on a daily basis. And they want a piece of the action. So they are going on strike.
So in classic fashion we are all stockpiling (one Government Minister even suggested storing petrol in jerrycans in your garage – nice one)
Anyway this is for you Esso, Shell, whoever. £94 to fill up a tank that was already 1/4 full. It will see me for 500 miles. Thats 20 trips to work and back.
Its usually on the first white bar