Hungry driver orders Nando’s to her car while waiting in two-hour queue for fuel

If you’re stuck in a long queue, the last thing you want is your tummy to start grumbling.

But instead of allowing herself to get hangry, one woman decided to order a Deliveroo while waiting in a two-hour queue for petrol.

Lily Potkin, 40, didn’t fancy losing her place in the line of cars when she started craving a Nando’s.

The mum-of-three got on the Deliveroo app and placed her order when she was stuck in “the mother of all queues” on Tuesday.

She claimed it was a “genius” idea to order a Nando’s chicken wrap and PERi-PERi chips from the delivery chain to her car.

And we can’t think of anything better…

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 spent £13.58 on her Nando’s delivery, which a Deliveroo driver brought directly to her car.

In her delivery instructions, it read: “I am in the queue for petrol in my car. My car is a blue Mini.”

Lily also got a visit from her aunt, who lives down the road and brought her more snacks, as she queued in northwest London.

She added: “I joined the queue just before lunchtime. My car was on zero and I’ve got to do the school run.

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

“It took me an hour to get around one side of a roundabout.”

Lily Potkin filling up her car in Kingsbury
The mum-of-three filled up her car in northwest London
(Image: Lily Potkin /

She continued: “I sat there and I thought about what my husband was having for lunch and got really 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.”

Lily documented her Nando’s delivery in a Twitter thread with other social media users praising her for being “an absolute hero”.

One said: “Fantastic! Well done on finally getting fuel! Loved the Nando’s and auntie food deliveries – absolute genius.”

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

A third commented: “Lily this is spectacular.”

Lily said the petrol station was “absolutely mental” when she finally arrived two hours after leaving her home.

She could buy £35 of fuel due to new restrictions which limits the amount drivers can fill up.

Lily even got stuck behind someone who had put the wrong fuel in their car.

The mum detailed: “It’s like the hunger games. The forecourts are filled with people with their fuel canisters.

“There are normal people marshalling others around the station. It’s a really charged atmosphere.”


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