From: Harry Bloomfield on 23 May 2010 18:25
Mortimer pretended :
> I filled my Peugeot 306 (so not a big car) from an Asda pump this evening and
> had to use a wrong-sided pump (or wait several minutes till the only other
> pump in service on a Sunday evening became free). It took all my strength,
> two-handed, to stretch the hose to the filler, and then all my weight leaning
> back to hold it there so the holster went far enough into the filler to fill
> without triggering the "full tank" cutoff.
> Asda must have abnormally short hoses because I was parked as close as I
> could to the kerb of the island where the pump was and I'd stopped with the
> back end only a foot beyond the rest position of the nozzle on the pump.
As already said - I gave up long ago guessing at whether the hose might
be long enough and either get on the right side of a pump, or reverse
in. I have never had any objection raised to my reversing in, providing
I do not cause any problem in doing it.
Harry (M1BYT) (L)
From: Adrian on 24 May 2010 02:26
"Mortimer" <me(a)privacy.net> gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
>> I know petrol stations that will refuse to turn the pump on if you are
>> facing the wrong way.
> If you drove in from the other entrance, then that's unfair.
Given that virtually every petrol station has a one-way traffic rule
enforced by no entry signs at the exit, they may beg to differ...
From: Adrian on 24 May 2010 02:27
%email@example.com (Steve Firth) gurgled happily, sounding much like
they were saying:
>> > and the sensible ones who don't want to scratch their paintwork.
>> You've got two hands. One to hold the handle, the other to hold the
>> hose clear.
> For the tine it takes to fill 100 litres?
> Don't make oi laugh.
From: Silk on 24 May 2010 04:02
On 23/05/2010 21:57, Steve Firth wrote:
> Adrian<toomany2cvs(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> and the sensible ones who don't want to scratch their paintwork.
>> You've got two hands. One to hold the handle, the other to hold the hose
> For the tine it takes to fill 100 litres? Don't make oi laugh.
We have suspected for some time that you may have trouble keeping it up.
From: Ed Chilada on 24 May 2010 05:22
On Sun, 23 May 2010 21:57:05 +0100, %firstname.lastname@example.org (Steve Firth)
>I know people who couldn't do it, physically. Not capable of hauling one
>of those reels to the other side of the car. However in KevWorld (tm)
>those people don't exist and all cars are easy to fill on the other
If they can't manage that, then I worry that these people are driving
cars. Goodness knows what they would have done before power steering.