No, I’m not going to kick up a stink about the exorbitant price we have to pay in order to fill our cars with petrol or diesel - nor am I going to moan about the fact that those of us living in rural Britain (who could argue we need cars more as we have less public transport than elsewhere), actually have to pay more than our urban counterparts.

No, what is getting my goat at the moment is the way fuel pricing is displayed on the forecourts at garages the length and breadth of the country.

Do they charge us £1.01 per litre?  No.  Do they charge us £1.02 per litre?  No.  What they actually charge us is 101.9p per litre.

Now, unless I’m mistaken, if I go in and put 1 litre of petrol in my tank and stroll into the shop, they can’t charge me the advertised price as they can’t split a penny - so they will charge either £1.01 or £1.02, neither of which is the advertised price.  Surely this must break some kind of law somewhere along the line?

Plus, if we got rid of the decimal place setting then when you take into account the thousands of illuminated signs up and down the country, we may actually take a step towards saving the planet.  That would be a bulb or two from every sign that wouldn’t have to be lit up - or loads of LEDs in the more fancy signs.

Nobel prize here I come!