2018 is already starting out to be a year of funny stories in the news. I bring you: The Oregon Gas Crisis. Unbeknownst to those that do not or have not lived in Oregon, they seem to be the only state that still had people pumping gas. Not just a few stations either, it was required to have someone pump the gas for you and 2018 brought in a BIG change for Oregonians. They now can pump their own gas and they’re hating it. The rest of us, we’re just laughing at them. Check out some of the comments:
Need more? Check out these:
“I don’t even know HOW to pump gas and I am 62, native Oregonian … I say NO THANKS! I don’t want to smell like gasoline!”
“I’ve lived in this state all my life and I REFUSE to pump my own gas … This a service only qualified people should perform. I will literally park at the pump and wait until someone pumps my gas.”
“I go to work at 5 in the morning. Not a lot of people at the gas pumps at that time in the morning. And yes, I will not feel safe pumping my own gas … Not to mention it’s freezing and rainy. So thank you to all who voted to change it. You have now taken away a nice luxury that most of us enjoyed.”
“Many people are not capable of knowing how to pump gas and the hazards of not doing it correctly. Besides I don’t want to go to work smelling of gas when I get it on my hands or clothes. I agree Very bad idea.”
“Yuck! Pumping my [own] fuel in freezing temperatures and handling a nasty ole fuel nozzle that 50 other people have touched that day (and who knows what cooties are on there), no thank you. It’s nice to not have to pump your own fuel.”
Maybe one day soon they’ll experience the joy of being able to pump gas and order food at the same time. Til then, we’ll just keep laughing at the ridiculous comments and be jealous when we pump our own gas in bad weather.