Wednesday, 10 February 2010

is it just me ?

coffee from garages and service stations

what ever happened to bog standard coffee when the only option was whether you wanted milk or sugar in it ?

me personally i like strong coffee no sugar with plenty of milk in it and proper milk at that not this watered down rubbish

so what happened - too much choice latte, cappuccino, flavoured syrup, frappe

lets get back to good old fashioned choice - i cant be the only one ?

this vehicle is limited to 50mph to save money and the environment

i bet you have seen this too mainly on wagons - what a stupid idea this has turned out to be - probably thought up by some suit in an office who knows bugger all about transport

this idea would work great in possibly Holland or the like - but here in the uk there are too many hills for it to work properly as at 50mph the lorries cannot get a run at the hills and end up losing speed and have to pull too hard up the hills thus using more fuel in the proccess

talking to other drivers who have had this done to their wagons they all say the same thing - their fuel consumption has gone up !!

another side effect of this is that it causes more overtaking manouvers for the rest of us thus causing others to lose speed - pulling harder - more fuel used again !!

to the suit in the office who thought it up - think again and try talking to people who actually know something about it before you do it - any more daft ideas like this and you will end up as a health and safety officer


  1. I totally agree--I've seen the same thing a couple of times here in the States, and just didn't think it could be possible. They've also said the same thing with cars, and that was just as crazy to suggest!

    **I saw on Gill's blog that her brother was having a birthday--Are you the brother? If so, I hope you had a wonderful birthday! :-)

  2. From one grumpy to another, happy birthday!

  3. Happy belated Birthday Nick.

  4. Hope you popped by my blog our Nick, as I wished you a belated happy birthday!!