- Sleeping overnight in their cars queuing at filling stations while fending off mosquitoes that manage to get in between the narrow window gap.
- Buying at black market prices from unreliable sources outside filling stations with the bonus risk of stalling their precious engine.
- Spoiling themselves with daily ‘sauna treatments’ in the discomfort of their cars since they refuse to use air conditioning which is a fuel guzzler.
80 per cent of my recent interactions have included the question, ‘Do you have fuel?’ at some stage in the conversation. Soon I raise up my right hand and prepare to point the finger of blame to the government but then I pause and think to myself, ‘What good is that going to do?’ Instead what are the opportunities that I could exploit in these trying times and what solutions can I adopt to solve my own problems?
- Invest in a diesel generator – you hardly hear about diesel scarcities
- Buy inverters to provide power supply if the power company is generous in your area.
- Drive shorter distances as much as possible
- Get details of a local filling station attendant or two so you can follow up with calls to know if they are selling – saves you hours of queuing time.
For now I’ll just pick up my yellow 25 litre jerrican and get in line (moan)