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Many Oregon Residents Don't Want to Pump Their Own Gas

Many Oregon Residents Don't Want to Pump Their Own Gas

Previously, the state was one of only two in the nation - New Jersey is the other - that didn't allow patrons to pump their own gas, along with one town in NY. And this week we saw them react to a new self-service law that permits them to pump their own gas.

One woman wrote: "I don't even know HOW to pump gas and I am 62, [a] native Oregonian... I say NO THANKS!", one punter wrote angrily in response to a news story about the change, despite it not in fact being a poll.

One time, my dad came to OR and pumped his own gas.

"I grew up, born and raised in Washington, and I think it's silly that we can't pump our gas, or couldn't before", Andrew Hoggate of Lyle, Washington said.

At her station, an attendant will still be around to help those who may not know the way.

A gas station manager in Prineville, Oregon, said his station will continue to employ attendants. The result was, well, hilarious, as many people were obviously distressed that from now on they would have the freedom to choose to pump their own gas.

The law passed in May permits self-service gas pumping only in limited circumstances.

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In 1951, when OR first passed the law mandating gas station attendants, the rule made sense.

Or not. Maybe we just sat back and laughed at their utter country hipster nonsense until tears streamed down our faces.

His gas station had changed to "sundown to sun-up" self-serve gas when the state legalized it in 2015. In at least one rural county, co-op members are issued cards that allow them to pump their own gas any time of day.

"We are going to take advantage of it", he said. As David Poole sarcastically posted on KTVL's Facebook page: "pumping gas is hazardous so you want MINIMUM wage people in charge of that?" Some stations have already promised that they have no intentions of getting rid of attendants any time soon. But for whatever reason, OR and New Jersey decided against repealing their laws, either to save jobs OR because the people in those states are naturally stubborn traditionalists.

Something obvious to one country may be completely foreign to another and it seems filling up your vehicle yourself is one of those things, as a recent law change in OR has revealed.

Medford, a city of more than 70,000 in Jackson County, has too many people to qualify for self-service.


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