Critial Madness

29 April 2006 at 16:08 (General)

Today’s Advertiser, Page 3:

…Hundreds of cars lined up for petrol for more than an hour after Channel 7’s Today Tonight program, together with United Petroleum, promised a reduction of 10 cents a litre. Traffic on Sir Richard Williams Ave, the main airport entrance, and Sir Donald Bradman Drive was brought to a standstill just after 7pm as bargain-hunters converged on the United station next to the airport.

Police were called to manage traffic conditions and a spokeswoman for yellow Cabs said driver reported being unable to move.

I want to know how many kilometres per litre they get waiting in a petrol line for an hour? At what point will they reach critical madness?



  1. cfsmtb said,

    Yeah, Ch7 being total dickwads and taking advantage of an already
    stressful situation for drivers. A stupid stunt that proved nothing,
    and also showed no real alternative to petrol in most peoples minds.


  2. Kent said,

    Rather unrelated but still interesting:

    I’ve noticed in my line of work this week that people have been buying a lot more Diet Coke & Coke Zero in proportion to ordinary Coke. Not being able to think of any reason why this would happen (it’s *always* the other way around), I was told that it might have something to do with a report in the news that drinking one can of sugary soft drink a day is likely to increase risk of diabetes (like one wouldn’t have guessed). I have no idea whether this is true, but it’s interesting to ponder.

    People are stupid. Why they would buy any of them is beyond me.

  3. toto said,

    yes, C7 are unable or unwilling to think through the consequences of their actions. Yes, typical dickwad behaviour.

    and the sheep will follow. I think they should do a report on the news telling people to eat fruit and veg, exercise for 30 minutes each day and be positive and happy, because doing so will reduce the risk of your body and society hating you.

  4. toto said,

    I like the message on this ( front page

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