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    Backward people of Oregon complain about self-serve gas stations.

    Social media sites are on fire with ridicule for the people of Oregon complaining about self-serve gas stations allowed in the state under a new law that had prohibited them.

    The other day it was -3 in New Hampshire with a 17-mile-an-hour wind on the highway where a busy convenience store is located. I got out of my car and quickly zipped up my jacket while I cursed myself for not wearing gloves. My numb fingers fumbled to get my wallet and choose a credit card. I stood in the biting gale facing a gas pump with a small screen on its face that began barking advertisements for everything from winter gadgets to TV programs.

    I slid the credit card into a slot and then just as my eyes were starting to freeze shut I had to answer several questions about how I wanted to use the card by operating a touch screen with my now frostbitten fingers.As my nose started turning blue I had to take an IQ test and remember the pin number that went with card I chose to use. At this point the biological phenomenon of shivering had begun to set in while the miracle of modern technology worked its magic telling me my card was approved. The ordeal was just beginning.

    Now I had to choose which grade of fuel I wanted by aiming my blood-drained hand at one of the buttons and watching a light come on. At this worrying moment the pure white digits on the ends of my hands had become sausages and it was a struggle to get the little door open on the side of the car to get to the gas cap. In the extreme chill my wrists had lost the ability to swivel and I had to use two hands to unscrew it.

    Now at long last I reached for the gas nozzle and with my last bit of strength, slid it into the car. I fantasized about the olden days while the gas was pumping. As I began to freeze like a statue I thought about the 1950’s in the passenger seat of my dad’s car.

    He’d pull into a gas station and an attendant would come right out. Dad never asked for more than three-dollars-worth and the attendant would always wash the windshield and ask if he wanted the oil checked. Dad never had to get out of the car to brave the wind.

    Those people in Oregon are living in the past.

    They’re idiots-right?
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    Re: Backward people of Oregon complain about self-serve gas stations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray9 View Post
    Those people in Oregon are living in the past.
    Can't be - they're trendy, progressive self-loathers.

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    Re: Backward people of Oregon complain about self-serve gas stations.

    Yep, the snowflakes will now have to operate a gas pump, expose themselves to the weather and their own dirty vehicle, step in the stuff that folks dump in the parking area and abide the terrible fumes. Life is tougher on the Oregon trail now.
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    Re: Backward people of Oregon complain about self-serve gas stations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray9 View Post
    Social media sites are on fire with ridicule for the people of Oregon complaining about self-serve gas stations allowed in the state under a new law that had prohibited them.

    The other day it was -3 in New Hampshire with a 17-mile-an-hour wind on the highway where a busy convenience store is located. I got out of my car and quickly zipped up my jacket while I cursed myself for not wearing gloves. My numb fingers fumbled to get my wallet and choose a credit card. I stood in the biting gale facing a gas pump with a small screen on its face that began barking advertisements for everything from winter gadgets to TV programs.

    I slid the credit card into a slot and then just as my eyes were starting to freeze shut I had to answer several questions about how I wanted to use the card by operating a touch screen with my now frostbitten fingers.As my nose started turning blue I had to take an IQ test and remember the pin number that went with card I chose to use. At this point the biological phenomenon of shivering had begun to set in while the miracle of modern technology worked its magic telling me my card was approved. The ordeal was just beginning.

    Now I had to choose which grade of fuel I wanted by aiming my blood-drained hand at one of the buttons and watching a light come on. At this worrying moment the pure white digits on the ends of my hands had become sausages and it was a struggle to get the little door open on the side of the car to get to the gas cap. In the extreme chill my wrists had lost the ability to swivel and I had to use two hands to unscrew it.

    Now at long last I reached for the gas nozzle and with my last bit of strength, slid it into the car. I fantasized about the olden days while the gas was pumping. As I began to freeze like a statue I thought about the 1950’s in the passenger seat of my dad’s car.

    He’d pull into a gas station and an attendant would come right out. Dad never asked for more than three-dollars-worth and the attendant would always wash the windshield and ask if he wanted the oil checked. Dad never had to get out of the car to brave the wind.

    Those people in Oregon are living in the past.

    They’re idiots-right?
    One reason why gas costs more in Oregon.

    In your case, you could probably pay someone to take your car and get gas for you. It would probably even out in the long run.
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    Re: Backward people of Oregon complain about self-serve gas stations.

    You have died of gas-pumping.
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    Re: Backward people of Oregon complain about self-serve gas stations.

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yep, the snowflakes will now have to operate a gas pump, expose themselves to the weather and their own dirty vehicle, step in the stuff that folks dump in the parking area and abide the terrible fumes. Life is tougher on the Oregon trail now.
    Hold your horses here a moment. I can foresee some problems that haven't previously existed in Oregon. Certain women, and men, who don't know where the gas nozzle from the pump goes, and now more videos on youtube of people driving off from gas stations with the nozzle and hose dangling from their cars. Ugly and uglier.

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    Re: Backward people of Oregon complain about self-serve gas stations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray9 View Post
    Social media sites are on fire with ridicule for the people of Oregon complaining about self-serve gas stations allowed in the state under a new law that had prohibited them.

    The other day it was -3 in New Hampshire with a 17-mile-an-hour wind on the highway where a busy convenience store is located. I got out of my car and quickly zipped up my jacket while I cursed myself for not wearing gloves. My numb fingers fumbled to get my wallet and choose a credit card. I stood in the biting gale facing a gas pump with a small screen on its face that began barking advertisements for everything from winter gadgets to TV programs.

    I slid the credit card into a slot and then just as my eyes were starting to freeze shut I had to answer several questions about how I wanted to use the card by operating a touch screen with my now frostbitten fingers.As my nose started turning blue I had to take an IQ test and remember the pin number that went with card I chose to use. At this point the biological phenomenon of shivering had begun to set in while the miracle of modern technology worked its magic telling me my card was approved. The ordeal was just beginning.

    Now I had to choose which grade of fuel I wanted by aiming my blood-drained hand at one of the buttons and watching a light come on. At this worrying moment the pure white digits on the ends of my hands had become sausages and it was a struggle to get the little door open on the side of the car to get to the gas cap. In the extreme chill my wrists had lost the ability to swivel and I had to use two hands to unscrew it.

    Now at long last I reached for the gas nozzle and with my last bit of strength, slid it into the car. I fantasized about the olden days while the gas was pumping. As I began to freeze like a statue I thought about the 1950’s in the passenger seat of my dad’s car.

    He’d pull into a gas station and an attendant would come right out. Dad never asked for more than three-dollars-worth and the attendant would always wash the windshield and ask if he wanted the oil checked. Dad never had to get out of the car to brave the wind.

    Those people in Oregon are living in the past.

    They’re idiots-right?
    In the UK when self serve came out, decades ago, many boycotted them as they took a persons job away.
    Same as banks want you to use the machine vice the teller. I always go to the teller, and when they say, as they are required to, you can use the machine, I inform them I am saving a persons job.
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    Re: Backward people of Oregon complain about self-serve gas stations.

    Well, I guess my humor is lost here. Maybe it's my age. I still remember full service gas stations where there were actually people inside that knew something about cars. I wouldn't mind paying five cents more to have an attendant brave the elements.

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    Re: Backward people of Oregon complain about self-serve gas stations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray9 View Post
    Social media sites are on fire with ridicule for the people of Oregon complaining about self-serve gas stations allowed in the state under a new law that had prohibited them.

    The other day it was -3 in New Hampshire with a 17-mile-an-hour wind on the highway where a busy convenience store is located. I got out of my car and quickly zipped up my jacket while I cursed myself for not wearing gloves. My numb fingers fumbled to get my wallet and choose a credit card. I stood in the biting gale facing a gas pump with a small screen on its face that began barking advertisements for everything from winter gadgets to TV programs.

    I slid the credit card into a slot and then just as my eyes were starting to freeze shut I had to answer several questions about how I wanted to use the card by operating a touch screen with my now frostbitten fingers.As my nose started turning blue I had to take an IQ test and remember the pin number that went with card I chose to use. At this point the biological phenomenon of shivering had begun to set in while the miracle of modern technology worked its magic telling me my card was approved. The ordeal was just beginning.

    Now I had to choose which grade of fuel I wanted by aiming my blood-drained hand at one of the buttons and watching a light come on. At this worrying moment the pure white digits on the ends of my hands had become sausages and it was a struggle to get the little door open on the side of the car to get to the gas cap. In the extreme chill my wrists had lost the ability to swivel and I had to use two hands to unscrew it.

    Now at long last I reached for the gas nozzle and with my last bit of strength, slid it into the car. I fantasized about the olden days while the gas was pumping. As I began to freeze like a statue I thought about the 1950’s in the passenger seat of my dad’s car.

    He’d pull into a gas station and an attendant would come right out. Dad never asked for more than three-dollars-worth and the attendant would always wash the windshield and ask if he wanted the oil checked. Dad never had to get out of the car to brave the wind.

    Those people in Oregon are living in the past.

    They’re idiots-right?


    If I may...

    I first traveled to Oregon around 1979 or 80 and they had the policy then. I went to tank up, and a voice told me it's against the law. The rationale has NOTHING to do with jobs, but rather safety. The reason I was given is that gasoline is a highly volatile substance and in any other setting you would need a license. Since then I paid attention when I'm at the pump to see how much gas is spilled by other motorists......

    I suggest a case can be made simply based on waste.
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    Re: Backward people of Oregon complain about self-serve gas stations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    If I may...

    I first traveled to Oregon around 1979 or 80 and they had the policy then. I went to tank up, and a voice told me it's against the law. The rationale has NOTHING to do with jobs, but rather safety. The reason I was given is that gasoline is a highly volatile substance and in any other setting you would need a license. Since then I paid attention when I'm at the pump to see how much gas is spilled by other motorists......

    I suggest a case can be made simply based on waste.
    Except it really can't, when the long-time experience of 48 other states and, really, most of the rest of the world, says problems are infinitesimal.
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