OR descends into madness, forces citizens to pump their own gas


And the "beavers" are not thrilled with the idea.

The post by an Oregon TV station has been shared more than 20,000 times with more than 18,000 comments.

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 say NO THANKS!", one punter wrote angrily in response to a news story about the change, despite it not in fact being a poll.

In the vast majority of states across the US, if you want gasoline, you have to pump it yourself. Stations with self-service don't have to pay an attendant to man all the pumps, thereby saving money and allowing them to drop their prices and be more competitive. Besides I don't want to go to work smelling of gas when it I get it on my hands or clothes. "I agree Very bad idea", another wrote.

It is pretty handy and convenient just to have an attendant take care of everything for you, especially when traveling.

But in some parts of rural OR, it seems some drivers are having trouble coming to grips with reality after a new law allowed residents to begin pumping their own gas. The state was concerned about random, untrained people handling potentially explosive liquids. New Jersey has had a ban on self-pumping just as long as we have and you don't see everyone calling them a bunch of bumpkins.

For many the changes is a source of frustration and unwanted.

While the law will require everyday citizens to pump their own gas, the Americans With Disabilities Act ensures gas stations provide assistance for the elderly and disabled.

OR mandated full service in 1951 to prevent drivers from blowing things up, and stayed that way because it kept filling attendants in jobs, despite the slightly higher cost of fuel in the state. Pampered doesn't even begin to describe this attitude. "There are lots of reason (sic) to have an attendant helping". Your kid can sit in the vehicle for the 3 minutes it takes you to pump gas.

"I'm going to need all gas station employees in OR to go through the surveillance tapes for the first week after this law passes". They still have the option of keeping attendants on hand to make sure you don't blow yourself up or spill gasoline on your pants.