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What will that do the the pump price.
 
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There is a numbers problem here at least... most of the stations around here have 12-20 pumps and multiple isles to pull into on both sides of the pump.... and I would say at those 8-12 cars are getting gas at any one time... how many attendants is that going to take to not have one hell of a long line?
 
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Why would you want someone else to pump your gas?

I've only been to Oregon once. I had to fuel up a few times while I was there, and I didn't like it. I don't like other people touching my car, and one of the yahoos told me to drive off without replacing my gas cap. Thankfully I was watching him like a hawk and caught it before I drive off. I asked one of them why in Oregon they had to do that, and he told me it was so people wouldn't spill gas on their pants. I've lived in places where people pump their own gas my entire life and I've never seen that happen.

I can and have replaced entire fuel systems in cars. I'm far more qualified to put gas in my car than some minimum wage flunkie at a service station.
 
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Why would anyone want to pump their own gas.


One, I don’t want them scratching shit up, or dribbling fuel down my paint in a hurry.

On my sportbikes, it’s easy to set it, go to another customer, overfill it and have overfill all over the tank. Sportbike filling is very particular. You don’t just shove it end, requires eye balling the whole way.

I also don’t want my groceries delivered to my door. I want to pick my own produce.

This convenience society has no bounds.


I agree 100%!
 
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Why would anyone want to pump their own gas.


Because I'm a responsible adult who doesn't require that level of state oversight all adults should be able to perform.

And as others have said, I don't need a flunky to fuckup such a basic function, who, if he makes a mistake I still pay for. I hate travelling through NJ and ensure I have enough gas to get through the state so I don't have to stop.

48/50 states can't be wrong. Illinois is full of idiots. I guess they want more people to leave faster.
 
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NJ has been that way for some time you can’t pump your own gas. F’ing ridiculous.
I live in PA but work in NJ. As far back as I can remember it's always been Full Service only in NJ. It's the unions that won't let that die off.

It gets rather annoying. Sitting there waiting for the attendant to come out, then after about 5 minutes you decided to just do it yourself and THEN the attendant comes running out saying you can't do that. Roll Eyes

Legally it's the gas station that can get fined for a customer pumping their own gas. But yet in the winter time and the really hot days in the summer are usually when you see people pumping their own gas because the attendants do not want to go outside.
 
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Let's see. We've been pumping our own gas in 49 states since ???? All of a sudden we are incapable of this highly sophisticated task where we need a HS dropout to take the helm. 2 of my cars don't even have a gas cap.

What next - we can't wash our own windows?



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Oregon resident here. Gas attendants can be slow or understaffed. They also don't tighten the gas cap all the way giving me the "Check gas cap" light.

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Because it's inherently safer to have a minimum wage monkey who has watched the video pump your gas for you.
 
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Why would anyone want to pump their own gas.


One, I don’t want them scratching shit up, or dribbling fuel down my paint in a hurry.

On my sportbikes, it’s easy to set it, go to another customer, overfill it and have overfill all over the tank. Sportbike filling is very particular. You don’t just shove it end, requires eye balling the whole way.

I also don’t want my groceries delivered to my door. I want to pick my own produce.

This convenience society has no bounds.


I agree 100%!


I agree also. I live in NJ. With regards to motorcycles, I've noticed that the attendants set up the pump and hand off to the owner to do the filling. In 20 years, I've never seen an attendant filling a bike. Never. I've always seen the owner do it.
 
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On a related note, I always insisted on fueling my own airplane. I am the person who has to deal with problems in the air while the fuel truck driver is safe on the ground.



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In 20 years, I've never seen an attendant filling a bike. Never. I've always seen the owner do it.

And why are motorcycles owners considered competent to fill their own tank but no one else is?
It just demonstrates how absurd it is. It's a forced, make-work job that people have to pay for whether there's a market for it or not.



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I hope they plan to pay them at least $20/hr. They need a living wage ya know.


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Why would anyone want to pump their own gas.


Why would anyone want some nannystate bullshit law that says you can't pump your own gas?



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Also, as far as I know, diesel pumps in NJ are now self serve. Perhaps gas station owners finally got sick of having to pay to repair all the diesel pickups that got destroyed when the pump monkeys put in gas instead of diesel. Happened to my brother-in-law, though he caught it while the attendant was pumping. His truck was running at the time though when he saw what was happening so quickly shut off the engine and called over the manager. He made the station pay to have the whole fuel system flushed out as well as replace the injectors, filters, etc.

More than once I had to get out of my Lightning and stop the gas pump when the idiot attendant had started pumping in Regular when I asked for Premium.

I hate "full service" gas stations. Waste of my damn time.


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The last time I stopped at a station in Oregon the attendant spilled gas on my car. So much for skilled and safe attendants!
 
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Since I won't allow other people to work on my vehicles, you can well imagine my opinion of this ridiculous law.


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Then there's always that one person ...

My first thought is to always "double bag" your gas.

My second thought is, "Plastic bags were banned in some locations. She should be using paper for the sake of the environment."




Link to original video: https://youtu.be/XRjNdgAetQE


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I’ve encountered this in both New Jersey and Oregon. Both times, I pulled up to the pump, got out and started fueling up before some panicked nitwit came running out of the station shouting “You can’t do that!” to which I replied “sure I can, look, I’m doing it.” Such a hassle, I can’t understand why anyone who isn’t handicapped or has mobility problems wouldn’t prefer to just do it themselves.

A year or two ago, they were talking about passing a law in Oregon to make full service optional and I believe it died in committee. However, the local news radio carried a story with interviews where they polled customers in Oregon at a gas station. Grown adults were horrified at the notion. Much talk of “spilling gas” or having their “hands smell like gas” or getting it on their clothes. One woman was in her late 60’s and said she wouldn’t even know what to do because she’d never pumped her own gas her entire life. I have to admit, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
 
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NJ has been that way for some time you can’t pump your own gas



Many years back there was a push to change to self service. This was in the early days of the automated pumps.

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My first thought is to always "double bag" your gas.


During Sandy the NJ residents in some areas were so clueless about living without electric for a day or so. They all went out and bought generators while living on the 8th floor of a apartment building. Few knew what a adequate gas can looked like. Some used sparkle buckets to get gas until the cities started stopping it. I can see the refilling process now.

The state could care less. It was the Gas Station Owners Association that pushed back against the bill and it died. They tried a few years back and the residents themselves were against it. Apparently too lazy to get their butt out of the car and fuel it up.

My trips back and having to get gas sucks. One attendant for twenty pumps. While gassing they never get off the phone. Fortunately the normal trip onl;y requires one stop in a station before heading back home.


You just know in NJ this will be the result.



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