Hungry driver orders takeaway as she gets stuck in ‘mother of all queues’ at petrol station

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Lily Potkin in petrol queue (twitter/Lily Potkin)
Lily Potkin in petrol queue (twitter/Lily Potkin)

A hungry driver stuck in a massive queue for petrol ordered a takeaway to be brought to her on the forecourt.

Lily Potkin, 40, was stuck for two hours in the “mother of all queues” at a petrol station in Harrow, north west London.

She was so hungry she ordered Nando’s chicken wrap and peri-peri chips from Deliveroo to her car.

Her delivery driver gave her a thumbs up as he gave her the food through the window and she posted images from the scene on her twitter account.

A delivery rider arriving at a petrol station with a takeaway order (Twitter/ Lily Potkin)
A delivery rider arriving at a petrol station with a takeaway order (Twitter/ Lily Potkin)

She said: “It was really funny. The people behind me saw him delivering it and the mood changed.

“Everyone was really aggy and then I could see all the people behind me cracking up. They were just in hysterics.”

Lily had gone to the petrol station at lunchtime today to get fuel for the school run.

She said: “Everything in me was saying ‘go home you idiot’ as I was sat there getting so hungry.

“The traffic was moving so slowly so I thought I could get a Deliveroo where I was.

“I put the delivery pin a little bit further down the road and he just pulled up right outside my window.”

She eventually managed to get £35 worth of fuel under the new petrol cap restrictions but said it was like the “Hunger Games”.

The mother of three posted a thread on Twitter documenting her Nando’s delivery - with users branding her a “genius”.

One said: “You are an absolute hero! Well done on the Nando’s, your lovely aunt, and the petrol x”

Another wrote: “Fantastic! Well done on finally getting fuel! Loved the Nando’s and Auntie food deliveries - absolute genius”

While one person said: “Lily this is spectacular.”

Lily’s aunt, who lives nearby even dropped off more snacks as she sat in the queue.

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