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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 01-09-2018 09:06 AM 638 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AlaskaGuy

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01-09-2018 09:06 AM

Looks like Oregon has decided that some of it’s residents are competent enough to pump their own gas.

http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180107/behind-the-oregon-panic-about-pumping-gas

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#1 posted 01-09-2018 10:09 AM

That’s bizarre….Even though there are still gas stations here(very few anymore) with pump jockeys, it hasn’t been a requirement for…...35-40? years?
Hell….there’s even gas stations here with NO ONE on site. No jockey’s or cashier. Just pumps and vending machines.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#2 posted 01-09-2018 12:22 PM

I can never see zoomed pics or project plans. All I get when clicking one of those is a brown box with a green & white barber pole. Any solutions?

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#3 posted 01-09-2018 12:25 PM

What the . . . ? I didn’t know that Oregon had a law about pumping gas, so had to read the article and refrain from laughing out loud at people who are freaked out by the possibility of being “forced” to do such an easy and routine task. How do they function in daily life?

In Kansas, you’d have to search long and hard to find a full service station—everyone here pumps their own and somehow it all works out.

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#4 posted 01-09-2018 01:14 PM

Its the liberal method of job creation

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#5 posted 01-09-2018 02:10 PM

One of two states that has that law I’ve gotten used to it moving here years ago, kinda nice when it’s raining cats and dogs out.We just aren’t as tough as the Alaskan folks who make there own gas and pump it themselves even under 20ft of snow at 50 below :)

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#6 posted 01-09-2018 03:17 PM



What the . . . ? I didn t know that Oregon had a law about pumping gas, so had to read the article and refrain from laughing out loud at people who are freaked out by the possibility of being “forced” to do such an easy and routine task. How do they function in daily life?

In Kansas, you d have to search long and hard to find a full service station—everyone here pumps their own and somehow it all works out.

- JayT

Same in Pennsylvania

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 01-09-2018 03:19 PM

Most of those complaining are those delicate creampuffs over on the west side of the state. Like many states, Oregon has a couple of geographical divisions; north/south, east/west. Five counties have a political and economic stranglehold on the rest of us. Also like other states there has been rumblings of secession in various parts of the state for years. Mostly in Southern and Eastern Oregon. I’m not to sure but that it might be a good thing if certain areas were shuffled around. It would be interesting to watch and make for some great reading.

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#8 posted 01-09-2018 03:30 PM

I can’t say I would vote for the no self-service law but I didn’t have that option since I didn’t live here then and I was only 5 years old when it came into law. So now let’s pick on Oregon for not having a sales tax, Oh I guess I like that, anyone jealous about that. Ha HA. With all the political stuff going on out there is the no pump your own gas law that high on the priority list to be concerned with?

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#9 posted 01-09-2018 04:36 PM

I never understood the law in Oregon about pumping gas. Supposedly the law was passed to protect workers jobs. It seems like a pretty crummy job to protect.

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#10 posted 01-09-2018 09:12 PM

In Ontario, Canada I don’t remember the last time an attendant pumped my Gas. 30/40 years ago? I do it, or it doesn’t get done!

Maybe Oregon has a good reason to not want people doing it themselves.

Like these Ding Dongs in the USA who seem to be somewhat short on “How To, Brain Cells.”

HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uvKQ8aBpSI

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RobS888

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#11 posted 01-09-2018 09:26 PM

On the east coast, New Jersey is attendant only or just recently started adding some self serve pumps.

Are they creme puffs?

That video is pretty funny. Using a lighter to get a better view is pretty stupid.

I read most Canadian jokes start with: “There was a dumb American…”

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#12 posted 01-09-2018 10:00 PM

I spent a month or so in New Jersey last year, they can’t seem to figure out how to make a left turn either.

My coworker went to fill his rental car up and someone came running over to him, “what do you think you are doing?”

What is really odd is that you are allowed to pump diesel in New Jersey.

Here is why you can’t pump your own gas in Jersey, I expect Oregon has a similar reason.

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/02/the_real_reason_self-service_gas_was_banned_in_nj_corruption_not_safety.html

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#13 posted 01-09-2018 10:03 PM

I literally cannot remember the last time someone else pumped my gas for me…

I think, if I was pushed, it would have been on the Will Rogers Turnpike, somewhere around Oklahoma? In the 60’s sometime.
The guy pumped my tank full from an almost empty underground tank, and about 50 miles later, my carbs were filled with red muck. He sucked his red dust right off the bottom of the tank and sold it to me. Took about a day to get it all clean, and of course the tank had to be drained. What a mess…

I also can remember stopping in a Stucky’s on Rt. 66 with my parents, and watching a guy short stick a dip stick and selling an old lady a large amount of oil for her car. He later told my dad his record was nine quarts on one car. I often wondered how far that car made it down the road.
Ahhh, the good old days.

No, let me pump my own, check my own oil, and I’ll be just fine, thank you very much.

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#14 posted 01-09-2018 10:18 PM



In Ontario, Canada I don t remember the last time an attendant pumped my Gas. 30/40 years ago? I do it, or it doesn t get done!

Maybe Oregon has a good reason to not want people doing it themselves.

Like these Ding Dongs in the USA who seem to be somewhat short on “How To, Brain Cells.”

HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uvKQ8aBpSI

- Rick


Seems to Be mostly Europe and Russia based on the license plates…. the guy pulling the 5th wheel is likely one of us though….

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 01-09-2018 11:42 PM

Ok I’m trying to learn as we go so it’s questionable how Oregon’s can function” How do they function in daily life?”
or if you live in a part of Oregon not acceptable by some we are” delicate creampuffs” and only people from the USA have “Ding Dongs who seem to be somewhat short on “How To, Brain Cells”. So it seems only Canadians have acceptable brain cells and people from Kansas or people who are real gas pumping jocks are real Men, all because
Oregon passed a law in 1951 that says it’s against the law to pump your own gas. Ok got it, some of our LJ folks really cracks me up. :)

There are much more fun laws to go after.

Alabama – No driving while blindfolded
Arkansas – Don’t honk your car horn anywhere that serves cold drinks or sandwiches after 9 p.m.
Florida – By law, you must feed the parking meter if you tie an elephant, goat or alligator to it.
Illinois – It’s illegal to drive a car without a steering wheel
Louisiana – A woman’s husband is required by law to wave a flag in front of her car before she can drive it Massachusetts – You cannot drive with a gorilla in your backseat Mississippi – In Oxford, it’s illegal to honk your horn because it might scare nearby horses

Montana – Unless you have a chaperone, it’s illegal to have sheep in your truck
Nebraska – By law, drivers on mountains should drive with caution near the right edge of the highway, even though there are no mountains in Nebraska
New Jersey – Frowning at a police officer is against the law here
New Mexico – It’s illegal for cab drivers to reach out and pull potential customers into their taxis
Ohio – It’s illegal to run out of gas in Youngstown
Oregon – By law, you must yield to pedestrians when driving on the sidewalk
Tennessee – It’s illegal to shoot any game other than whales from a moving vehicle
Virginia – Women are prohibited from driving a car on Main Street unless her husband is walking in front of the car waving a red flag
Washington – A motorist with criminal intentions must stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town

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