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:

Lexsa said...

sorry
I can't help u

Emmylou said...

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

Dana said...

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

MILEX said...

and that's what I like!

jaybird said...

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. :)

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know that!
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Pat Hatt said...

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

MEcoy said...

well all of our gas station here has attendants

Teddi said...

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.

Tony Van Helsing said...

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.

CraveCute said...

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!

Adam said...

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

Jane said...

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... !