Internet Can't Stop Laughing At Oregon For Panicking Over Pumping Gas

Internet Can't Stop Laughing At Oregon For Panicking Over Pumping Gas

Lost in the online chatter, however, is that the law does not impose wide-ranging changes, meaning many Oregonians who don't want to fill their own tanks won't have to.

OR and New Jersey are the only two states with this as a law.

When a CBS affiliate in Medford, Oregon, asked its Facebook followers to comment on the new legislation, the responses became a viral sensation.

In New Jersey, a violation of the self-pumping law will elicit a fine between $50 and $250 for first offense, and up to $500 for subsequent offenses.

As with most social media comments - notorious for their even-keeledness - the remarks were kind and reasonable.

But i know how to pump the gas and when compared to the self serve stations in oregon ( pacific pride for example) the price of gas isnt really any cheaper so why not Have someone pump my gas? "I don't like to smell like gasoline". Not to mention getting out of your vehicle with transients around and not feeling safe. "On the skills spectrum, pumping gas is closer to "urinating by yourself" than it is to 'properly eating a lobster, ' or 'building a model rocket, '" writes Jason Torchinsky at Jalopnik. This is a service only qualified people should perform.

Angry Oregonians the butt of jokes as new law forces some citizens to pump their own gas for first time

People across the US are getting in on the fun, too. New Jersey now stands as the only state where it remains illegal for motorists to pump their own gas. And although it is a struggle, I refrain from wearing skirts in winter so I don't get cold while pumping my gas.

Nevermind that many residents are out-of-state transplants, capable of interstate travel or both.

At least several Oregonians are freaking out about the new law. OR passed the dispensing law in 1951. A ban on self-service gas pumps does add jobs, though perhaps not as many as some would think.

The statute lists 17 reasons for the self-service ban, including fire hazard safety, higher insurance liability rates, accommodation for people with disabilities, exposure to toxic fumes, and the addition of fuel attendant jobs, especially for young people.

The commenter is being widely mocked, given that in the rest of the country has figured out a way to handle those spooky transients without demanding constant full-service gas station attendants.


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