Monday, 26 July 2010

a continental miracle...

or just lousy British motorists that need that sniff?!?

...the nozzle and crank in action, so both hands
free for taking the photo while refuelling...
Photo taken in Germany: land of high and tech!

Coming back from abroad, by car, from overheated Germany, through this sophisticated Eurotunnel stopping at the first British gas station makes me wonder: are these Germans the better gas station users? Are they the ones to deserve better than the British "refuellers"? Do they have a better moral or just the higher and deeper technical understanding of how to fill up their gas tanks?

Why do these automatic "high-tech" filling stoppers work fine and always in Germany while we in Britain have to stand just above those benzene and benzol fumes squeezing the nozzle harder for speedy refilling while taking deep sniffs of what is a globally acknowledged cause of cancer?

I assume to learn how to take advantage of this tiny wee high-tech crank pushed backwards to allow it to stop the filling process just in time is not a lesson to take too long to learn and take advantage of; even for the below average British motorists!

Charles Stewart and Henry, i.e. Messrs. Rolls and Royce would still be rotating in their graves if they had ever been treated that stupid.

Carpe diem!