My family and I are form Idaho and now live in WA so we take trips back regularly and one time we were in eastern OR at like midnight and my Dad started pumping gas and this Asian man from Portland had no idea what to do so my dad had to teach him how to pump his own gas step by step
Tl;DR Oregonians really can't pump their own gas Oregon is doomed as a State
@BerserkerNinja9, I don’t understand how it can be so difficult. The screen tells you what to do and if you don’t know that the gas pump nozzle goes into the hole for the gas tank, then you shouldn’t own a car.
@BerserkerNinja9, Unless your gas pumps are radically different from our petrol pumps, it’s basically like a pistol with a really big trigger - surely every American can cope with that? (Or is it the fact you have to aim first which confuses y’all?) 😋
@Nellybert , they just have never had to do it if they lived in Oregon all their life
@BerserkerNinja9, Makes me think of that scene in Zoolander where they stop for petrol and three people die.
@BerserkerNinja9, I live in Oregon, and it’s gonna suck dealing with others that don’t know what to do.
@CaptainTucker, just out of curiosity the pumps in Oregon automatically cut off when your tank is full right? I’ve been to one place where it didn’t automatically cut off and a little gas spilled out because I had never seen one like that. Of course this was some old small gas station in the middle of Appalachia. That is the only way I could see restricting public pumping.
@Nellybert , It is more like a squirt gun there is no slide or safety. But Oregon is a pro-gun state which is even more confusing.
@Barry Dylan, Maybe the real reason for the attendants is to remove the temptation for people to see if they can make it in to a flamethrower.....
@grayhome, yeah it cuts off, only difference I’ve seen is they’re (slightly) less user friendly, there isn’t a tutorial on the screen. At least that I’ve seen
Wait. They don't have to pump their own gas?
@mini gun panda, nope except for certain places at certain times ie rual areas at midnight check my comment below for more details
@mini gun panda, Oregon and Jersey have had laws requiring attendants to fill your tank, now Oregon has passed a law allowing individuals to pump their own gas and the people are flipping out about it. It’s great
@mini gun panda, correct me if I'm wondering, but, if I remember correctly, it is more for state revenue purposes. They have payroll tax but little if any sales tax so having an attendant increases the work force a bit, this increasing taxable income, to make up the difference.
@Slayer9200, that... actually makes sense.
@mini gun panda, I'm not 100% sure if the accuracy of that, but I vaguely remember hearing something to that effect.
Last time I had to pump my own gas I got shot at for wearing the wrong colored shirt.
@Konton, it was orange wasn't it? If you didn't want to get shot then why were you dressed like that?
@Konton, Damn straight. That'll make you think twice before you decide to mess with the Goofy Goober Gang again!
@Sluggernot, How did you know? Do you think they also saw the pink elephant on the back?
Wait. I have never had someone else put gas in my car. My entire life I did it on my own. I didn't even know that that was a thing lol.
This is why I hate big government. Think about how small and insignificant a law saying you cant pump your own gas is. Now think about all these people who honestly think that pumping their own gas is some super dangerous activity because they've been told all their lives that they can't do it. Now think about what could happen if it wasn't something as small and insignificant as pumping gas.
@Gamasennin, I think some people complaining just don't wanna pump gas.
@Alastair, I'm well aware that a lot of them are just lazy. I don't want to pump my gas either. But that doesn't change the fact that there are a lot of people going crazy over this law because they think it's some dangerous thing that will kill them
what the... I mean they are just a bunch of crybabies, basically everywhere else in the world people pump the god damn gas on their own.
Guy from Oregon here! Tbh I don't mind pumping my own gas, but I'd be lying if I said that I didn't sit in my car and wait for a non-existent attendant a few times while visiting other states
If somebody here in Britain asked the employee to pump their fuel for them the employee would stab the said brit
I grew up in California and now live in Oregon. The gas station attended thought his job was so important. I was like, everyone can do this. And he argued with me.
Southern California is a car society and we pump our gas and multitask like no tomorrow. Get use to it Oregon, get close to your car!
When my mother divorced my dad (early 80's), she had never pumped her own gas, her father or her husband had always done it. The first time she tried to, she broke down and cried (I'm assuming from more than just not knowing how to pump gas). She was absolutely insistent that my sister and I knew how, so I've been pumping gas literally since I could reach the pump. If a 3 year old can do it (again, early 80's) anybody can
I like how one person was so concerned that she might get a disease from inhaling a small amount of fumes once every week or so, that she'd rather someone get paid minimum wage to pump gas 40 hours a week.
@the fork, I know, right? Preferably an undocumented immigrant, too
@Little Blue Cat, *adds to the Midwestern chorus*
I pump my own gas on a daily basis and have done so since I have been able to drive. I had no idea this was even a thing.
@the angry mail lady, there's a hole in your tank, mate
@HSA, not every day since I've been driving just every day for the last six years I've been a mail carrier. Drive a lot of miles.
@the angry mail lady, ahh
WHY THE FVCK IS GAS CHEAPER IN A STATE WHERE THEY PUMP IT FOR YOU????
I genuinely thought this was satire
I’m from New Jersey and it’s illegal to pump your own gas here. Attendants do it for you as their job, while stupid in its own way it’s great from an economic stand point in my opinion. The law forcibly creates a job that has little to no skill requirement and helps the economy a bit. I personally didn’t learn to pump gas until I was 16 and left the state into Philadelphia for a day. Just never having had to learn and I personally don’t mind.
I once took a road trip and went through Oregon. I stopped at a gas station and was about to get out to pump gas but then someone starting pumping my gas for me and I was so confused because I thought some random person was just filling up my tank. After my initial confusion was over, I had a great trip. It was kinda nice not having to pump my own gas.
The funniest thing about all of this is that Oregon still has lower gas averages than Washington and California.
@Murder Boner, no kidding. That's why I'm laughing at people saying we're cry babies cuz I'm still paying less than a lot of them.
@Murder Boner, in CA, the state has a bunch of taxes added to the cost of gas, then they add sales tax that gets calculated AFTER the other taxes (they literally add taxes to the taxes). It’s not as bad as the value added tax system in much of Europe, but it’s getting there.
This is hilarious that people are so afraid of it.
@CynicalSir, It’s one of the things which confuses us about Americans - people can be like “I have enough guns lying around my house to arm an infantry division, but pumping gas? Hell no, too dangerous!” (Not a gun control comment - point is that if you can strip, clean, maintain and reassemble a gun without blowing your hands off then or when you next fire it, I’m pretty sure you can work out a petrol pump!)
@Nellybert , I think they are just lazy people, Americans or otherwise.