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Oregonians Pumping Gasoline
HockeyDad Offline
#1 Posted:
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Why are they so technically challenged that they can’t pump gas?
MACS Offline
#2 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Why are they so technically challenged that they can’t pump gas?


Dumbest thing ever. Pump your own fkn gas.
danmdevries Offline
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Is that not a thing?

I thought that was just in a northeast state somewhere
danmdevries Offline
#4 Posted:
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I would hate to drive through or fuggin live in a no pump state.

I go through a LOT of gasoline.
BuckyB93 Offline
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There are certain towns here in MA that still don't allow self serve gas stations. It's not a state thing here, it's a town/city thing.

https://www.patriotledger.com/news/20190426/weymouth-holds-tight-to-41-year-ban-on-self-service-gas-pumps

But there are some that have changed over recently.

https://patch.com/massachusetts/milford-ma/milford-gets-its-first-self-serve-gas-station
Whistlebritches Offline
#6 Posted:
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When I was working in Oregon back a few years ago this drove me crazy.I asked one guy why people couldn't pump their own gas,his reply was "the law was passed to create jobs in Oregon..........oh and to prevent people from completely topping off their tanks."

OOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
Gene363 Offline
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SMDH
frankj1 Offline
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there's a reason gas tanks and propane tanks for grills are not supposed to be topped off.
both need space for expansion under certain temperature conditions.
98.2% of the population looks at rounding off the dollar amount without knowledge of safety measures...including me!
Whistlebritches Offline
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frankj1 wrote:
there's a reason gas tanks and propane tanks for grills are not supposed to be topped off.
both need space for expansion under certain temperature conditions.
98.2% of the population looks at rounding off the dollar amount without knowledge of safety measures...including me!



I was driving a Dodge pickup..........not a grill
frankj1 Offline
#10 Posted:
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Whistlebritches wrote:
I was driving a Dodge pickup..........not a grill

that's why I included myself in the idjit population
Smooth light Offline
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Fake employment, but the state needs the revenue.
I rather just get out of the car, plus it reliefs 🐒butt on long cruises.
ZRX1200 Offline
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Only poor people pump their own gas.

I suppose you wash your own windshields too?
CelticBomber Offline
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I don't know if it's changed but, a few years back New Jersey still had full service stations that would not let you pump your own. I thought it was a nice break. On the way to the beach and I don't even have to get out of the car to refuel.
ZRX1200 Offline
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To be fair, I think not getting out of your car in Jersey is a good idea.
streetrod Offline
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CelticBomber wrote:
I don't know if it's changed but, a few years back New Jersey still had full service stations that would not let you pump your own. I thought it was a nice break. On the way to the beach and I don't even have to get out of the car to refuel.


Has not changed. I love it. Sit in your car while they pump it for you. Don’t have to worry about getting gas on you if there is a problem with the pump. I always carry gloves in my car if I am out of state & have to pump it myself.

The Hot Rod is another story. I am out of the car immediately & tell the attendant I’ll pump my own gas.

tonygraz Offline
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CelticBomber wrote:
I don't know if it's changed but, a few years back New Jersey still had full service stations that would not let you pump your own. I thought it was a nice break. On the way to the beach and I don't even have to get out of the car to refuel.


I haven't been to or thru Jersey in quite a while, but the last I remember there was no self service, including rest stops on the turnpike.We have a full-service station about 5-6 miles away, but the gas there is about $ 0.20 higher per gallon.
deadeyedick Offline
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Featherbedding is alive.
streetrod Offline
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tonygraz wrote:
I haven't been to or thru Jersey in quite a while, but the last I remember there was no self service, including rest stops on the turnpike.We have a full-service station about 5-6 miles away, but the gas there is about $ 0.20 higher per gallon.



Gas is always more expensive at rest stop locations by at least 15 cents a gallon. Compared to NY & Pa. I believe we are comparable or cheaper while staying in our warm /cool vehicle while getting refueled.
I just filled up last night with PREMIUM for $2.39 a gallon, regular was $1.93.
ZRX1200 Offline
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FYI Oregon law allows people to fill themselves if it’s a classic car/hot rod, motorcycle, boat, or diesel (any).

Another recent stipulation is in towns under 10k population the stations can remain open unattended (pump jockeys) and they can be self serve after 10pm.
Mr. Jones Offline
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Sounds like the N.J. GAS PUMPING MAFIA RACKET
HAS SPREAD TO OREGON...

WTF???

PARAPLEGIC'S

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WE'S a TO A SKEeERRREEDdD
TO PUMP OUr OWN GaS

WaAaAa
WaAaaaAaa
WaAAAAaaaa

ITS A FREAKIN R.A.C.K.E.T.!!!
streetrod Offline
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No, no, no, Mr. Jones:
The racket is your states where you poor azzhatz have to pay comparable prices & have to pump your own.
HockeyDad Offline
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streetrod wrote:
No, no, no, Mr. Jones:
The racket is your states where you poor azzhatz have to pay comparable prices & have to pump your own.


Here in California we don’t pay comparable prices. We pay a dollar more per gallon to pump our own gas.
izonfire Online
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HockeyDad wrote:
Here in California we don’t pay comparable prices. We pay a dollar more per gallon to pump our own gas.

But that gives you a feeling of empowerment.
Which is priceless...
ZRX1200 Offline
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California has too many blends mandated for times of the year and a massive state tax per gallon.
deadeyedick Offline
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ZRX1200 wrote:
FYI Oregon law allows people to fill themselves if it’s a classic car/hot rod, motorcycle, boat, or diesel (any).

Another recent stipulation is in towns under 10k population the stations can remain open unattended (pump jockeys) and they can be self serve after 10pm.


So is the van considered a classic?
HockeyDad Offline
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ZRX1200 wrote:
California has too many blends mandated for times of the year and a massive state tax per gallon.


But our air is pristine. (Except for forest fire smoke and ash)
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Smooth light wrote:
Fake employment, but the state needs the revenue.
I rather just get out of the car, plus it reliefs 🐒butt on long cruises.




I heard Drafter always has a sore butt after he goes cruising.
Smooth light Offline
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Monkey Butt, for sure!
8trackdisco Offline
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HockeyDad wrote:
Why are they so technically challenged that they can’t pump gas?


Didn’t you see what some of those morons recently did with matches?

Now you want the to get their own gas?!

Let’s start by giving them rounded safety scissors and corks for the sharp end of their forks.
delta1 Offline
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I was visiting Oregon last year and had to stop for gas...shocked me when the attendant walked up behind me as I was pulling the nozzle out...

thought I was being mugged until I turned and noticed the dude was white...then thought he was an panhandler...

then he said "full service ... we pump the gas for you, where you from"
ZRX1200 Offline
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Al.......

If it’s a white person with bad/no teeth and poor fashion sense they might mug you here.
frankj1 Offline
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deadeyedick wrote:
So is the van considered a classic?

it's considered evidence
HockeyDad Offline
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delta1 wrote:

thought I was being mugged until I turned and noticed the dude was white...then thought he was an panhandler...

then he said "full service ... we pump the gas for you, where you from"


I may have swallowed some smoke when I laughed at that!
delta1 Offline
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Al.......

If it’s a white person with bad/no teeth and poor fashion sense they might mug you here.



I knew I could count on Jamie to reinforce my faith in humanity.
ZRX1200 Offline
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I got you Boo ❤️
Mr. Jones Offline
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WHILE I WAS LOTTO TICKET TRASH DIVING:

I saw some MILLENIAL landscaper douchebag EMPLOYEE
Smoking a cigarette WHILE pumping gas into 5 gallon cans in a trailer....then the foreman verbally tore him a NEW AZZHOLE...

THEN I RIPPED HIM ANOTHER...

ME :
" YEA....WHAT THE F**K IS WRONG WITH YOU?

WHAT F**KING YEAR WERE YOU BORN IN?

YOU DUMB F**KING MILLENIAL AZZHOLE!!!"
RayR Offline
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I remember those days with full service gas stations, they even cleaned your windshield.
That was before the pols hiked the arbitrary minimum wage (guaranteed unemployment laws) that made young folks too expensive and therefore unemployable for such things.
The only time I experienced such service since then was on an Indian reservation.
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