Some motorists around the UK have spent hours waiting in queues at petrol stations this week in the vague hope they can purchase some fuel for their vehicles.
All that waiting, though, can make a person hungry and one woman stuck in a queue on Tuesday just couldn’t wait any longer and took the radical step of ordering a Nando’s chicken takeaway directly to her car.
40-year-old Lily Potkin, was trapped in “the mother of all queues” in Kingsbury, northwest London when she became peckish and, in a “genius” move, decided to order a Nando’s chicken wrap and peri-peri chips from Deliveroo to her car.
Lily, who works at a tech firm, described the situation at the petrol station as “absolutely mental” and finally managed to get some fuel a mere two hours after leaving her house. Restrictions meant that she could only fill up her tank with £35 worth of petrol.
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Lily compared the situation on the forecourt to The Hunger Games and that there were people filling up canisters with petrol.
“There are normal people marshalling others around the station. It’s a really charged atmosphere,” she said.