A little bit of rant
I’ve just encountered the first downside to moving to Llandudno. My car insurance is at least 25% more expensive than it was before. I’d tell you exactly how much more it is per annum, but the ever-so-not-helpful Tesco insurance sales-person couldn’t tell me. I was simply told that my policy runs out very soon, and that the amended policy meant paying an additional £44 as a one off payment. I very much hope that £44 contains a £30 ‘amendment charge’, because if my policy is going up that much on a per-month basis Tesco can place their policy somewhere humiliating and inconvenient. I checked their online service as a comparison, and it is an extra £100/y on what I would have paid at home, but £100 spread over 12 months does not make a £44 amendment for policy cover for an additional month and a bit.
While I’m on the subject of cars and stupid prices, lets talk about petrol. The Americans are/were up in arms about paying $3 per gallon of the stuff, which was twice what they were used to paying. Come visit Britain my friends, where we regularly pay $7/gallon. Apparently there’s a petrol demonstration going on at the refinerys here, and lots of people decided to panic buy petrol, resulting in empty garages and large queues. What are these people thinking? There’s plenty of petrol, and if your car can’t go for a few days, or a week, without re-filling, then you really need to a) get a new car or b) learn to drive it properly or c) stop driving yourself and your overweight kids to/from school every day when school is a five minute stroll from your house.
Is it really such a big deal? Will your world end in the unlikely event that you can’t get petrol for a day or two?
Anyway, I’m supposed to be getting on with that very overdue redesign of this website, so I bid you adu, until next time.