We already have water usage restrictions in place for next month, and I quite expect fuel rationing plans are being drawn-up at the Elysée Palace, La Maison Blanche, and Whitehall.
Last week I filled the (petrol) tank of the Compact Royce, at a cost of nearly €100, and my friend Craig informs me that he has recently seen petrol at €2 per litre on sale nearby.
Above is a petrol rationing book that was issued to my mother in 1956 during the Suez crisis, and (I imagine) never used. If certain middle-eastern problems persist, I can well imagine we'll be seeing them again.
If the price of petrol does go through the roof, I see only a few options. Live in town, buy a horse, or invest in an expensive pair of hob-nailed walking boots. I certainly won't be using the Compact Royce as regularly as at present. I simply won't be able to afford it!