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You Can Now Pump The Gas Yourself In Oregon’s Rural Places, And People’s Reactions Take Stupidity To Another Level
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You Can Now Pump The Gas Yourself In Oregon’s Rural Places, And People’s Reactions Take Stupidity To Another Level

Oregon passed a law at the turn of the year which allows people in rural areas to pump their own gas. So what? Is that it? What do I care? All the above are perfectly understandable reactions to a seemingly mundane piece of legal news, which you wouldn’t expect to make much of a splash outside of the few counties affected.

However, this is a big deal for some Oregonians, many of whom have reacted to the law change with a fury that many outsiders find bizarre, and quite amusing. Scroll down below to check out some of the reactions from the internet at large, and feel free to add your own take on the issue in the comments!

Oregon’s local news channel recently wrote a piece about the change in gas pumping law, which unleashed one of the most entertaining comments threads ever

Some immediately went up in arms

While others shared completely different opinions

Yet the complaints kept coming

The responses to those were even funnier

Do you have your opinion to add? Then do so in the comment section below!

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Pamela24
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4 years ago

At first, I wasn't sure what the "pumping your own gas" even meant (sorry, not an English language native). Do I understand it correctly, that it's the process of opening the caps on the fuel tank, lifting the pistol (and choosing the right one!) without it spilling, moving it and putting it in your car, pressing a handle to allow the gas to go into the tank, then having to stop it, take it out, put it back on the stand and close both of the caps on the tank? Wow, now, writing it all down, it does seem like a lot of work, I feel so sorry for them!

Katarzyna Cz
Community Member
4 years ago

at first I thought they refer to autogas (LPG). And I could understand somebody not willing to tank LPG to his/her car by herself, as for eg. in my country customers are hardly never allowed to pump LPG by themselves at a station, so maybe it's more complicated or dangerous than pumping gasoline or diesel. But then I realised that they mean gasoline... omg :P Seems I'm risking my life at least twice a month :P

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Isla Reyne
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4 years ago

I....I....didn't even know that a whole state was full service gas. I've never been to such a place. I can hardly believe this is real. Nobody in the state ever pumped their own gas? How is this even possible?

Rebekah
Community Member
4 years ago

Yep, New Jersey too. Throws them too. Personally, whenever we pass through OR, it freaks me the hell out that I CAN'T pump my own gas.

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Francisco Montoya
Community Member
4 years ago

Would this fall under Natural Selection?

Sierra Hall
Community Member
4 years ago

I have a feeling there will be a lot of people running out of gas and walking in Oregon.

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Pamela24
Community Member
4 years ago

At first, I wasn't sure what the "pumping your own gas" even meant (sorry, not an English language native). Do I understand it correctly, that it's the process of opening the caps on the fuel tank, lifting the pistol (and choosing the right one!) without it spilling, moving it and putting it in your car, pressing a handle to allow the gas to go into the tank, then having to stop it, take it out, put it back on the stand and close both of the caps on the tank? Wow, now, writing it all down, it does seem like a lot of work, I feel so sorry for them!

Katarzyna Cz
Community Member
4 years ago

at first I thought they refer to autogas (LPG). And I could understand somebody not willing to tank LPG to his/her car by herself, as for eg. in my country customers are hardly never allowed to pump LPG by themselves at a station, so maybe it's more complicated or dangerous than pumping gasoline or diesel. But then I realised that they mean gasoline... omg :P Seems I'm risking my life at least twice a month :P

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Isla Reyne
Community Member
4 years ago

I....I....didn't even know that a whole state was full service gas. I've never been to such a place. I can hardly believe this is real. Nobody in the state ever pumped their own gas? How is this even possible?

Rebekah
Community Member
4 years ago

Yep, New Jersey too. Throws them too. Personally, whenever we pass through OR, it freaks me the hell out that I CAN'T pump my own gas.

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Francisco Montoya
Community Member
4 years ago

Would this fall under Natural Selection?

Sierra Hall
Community Member
4 years ago

I have a feeling there will be a lot of people running out of gas and walking in Oregon.

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