The Price Of Air
A pal of mine went to top up his car tyres yesterday. Normally, he’d go to Sainsburys, where the air is free (so to speak), but the queues were silly (have you noticed that there seem to be petrol supply problems all over the place at the moment?) so he went to the BP at Charlton, where it costs 20p a go.
He prepared the car first, by getting nice and close and taking off the little caps, and he’s a fast air-applier, but he still only managed to do three tyres before it ran out and he had to put another 20p in the slot.
Am I being cynical, or has someone at BP actually made the effort to work out how long it takes the average customer to do three of their four tyres and timed the squirter appropriately?
20p? It’s not even fresh air. But he did say it was a good pressure. You gets what you pay for.