Friday, January 4, 2013

Fact of the Day: You'll Need Help in Oregon and NJ

While self-serve stations are common-place in America, but those in Oregon and New Jersey can't pump their own gasoline. The states require attendants to help folks as an effort to protect jobs. 

13 comments:

  1. I can totally get behind this. I hate pumping gas.

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  2. Huh. And I thought full-serve was a thing of the past...

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  3. Hi Adam! Um, guilty! I have no clue how to pump gas, as I live in NJ and have never had to do it. There are even bumper stickers that say, "Jersey Girls don't pump gas".

    And I have to say, I really like it that way. Who wants to get smelly gas all over them? Gross. And, who wants to get out of the car and get rained on? Not me. I hope it stays this way.

    The only problem is when I travel out of NJ. I pulled up to a gas station in Pennsylvania once and sat there for a full five minutes before I remembered/realized no one was coming out to do it for me, LOL. Since I had no clue what I was doing, a really nice truck driver stepped up and offered to do it for me. :)

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  4. works for me as then i don't have to touch it.

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  5. well all of our gas station here has attendants

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  6. it's freaking weird i tell you. cause every time we are there we forget, and try to pump our own gas. it also sucks that you have to wait for someone.

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  7. I think it is a great idea. I don't like using the self serve checkouts as it means someone is out of a job.

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  8. What!!?? I didn't know that! I hate pumping gas, especially in the winter! Does that mean the gas costs a lot more there? They told us gas would be cheaper if we pumped it ourselves. I hate self-serve anything! They have been trying to pull that crap at the retail stores here, it seems to fail every time, but then a year later some other DA's try it all over again! Sorry I'm on a rant!

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    1. I checked the NJ ones and they're not that much higher than here in SC.

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  9. Full-serve stations are now far and few between here in Canada - they're pretty much all self-serve. I don't mind pumping my own gas in the summer months - but it sure would be nice to be waited on when it's freezing cold... !

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