Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Department of Pre-tax

Bah, humbug! I filled up the car last night at Sainsburys, and realised that they'd put up unleaded petrol by 3p per litre the night before. Do they know something we don't (yet) about today's budget? Or are they just ripping us off, or getting ready to pretend they have "absorbed" any tax rise? Either way, it cost me about a quid - this time. Hopefully it's not an extra pound per tankful for the rest of time (or till the car dies).

And they didn't have any of those apple cookies either... again. Bah, humbug!

On a more positive note, it's not raining - yet!

1 comment:

liberranter said...

We're starting to feel your pain on this side of the pond now, thanks in no small part, I believe, to King George II and his little imperial war in the Middle East. I read recently where the average retail station owner in the U.S. earns an average of a mere one penny per gallon in profit from the sale of petrol, the rest being wholesale costs, "assessments" (e.g., environmental protection and HAZMAT fees), and, of course, lots of local, state, and federal taxes. A wonder anyone stays in the business.