Texans Getting a Good Laugh Over Oregon Residents Worried About Pumping Their Own Gas

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There’s a first time for everything, but for Texans, the first time pumping gas comes at an early age. In fact, many Texans can’t even remember when they learned how to fill up a tank – it just seems inherent. But for residents of Oregon, pumping one’s own gas seems incredibly foreign. That’s why this week, when a new law went into effect allowing people to pump their own gas, many people were shocked and concerned.

The Huffington Post clarifies that the new law only impacts half of Oregon’s counties, and it doesn’t require that gas stations become self-service only. But that didn’t stop worried citizens from sounding off on Facebook. KIIITV reported that a post from a news station in Medford, Oregon (KTVL CBS 10 News) asked how people felt about the new law, and from the comments, it’s hard to tell if people are joking or if they’re truly this upset.

Sandy Franklin wrote, “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!” 

Tina Good added, “Not a good idea, there are lots of reason to have an attendant helping, one is they need a job too. 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.”

And Mike Perrone said, “I’ve lived in this state all my life and I REFUSE to pump my own gas. I had to do it once in California while visiting my brother and almost died doing it. This a service only qualified people should perform. I will literally park at the pump and wait until someone pumps my gas. I can’t even.”

Mary K Kitzmiller said it perfectly with her comment: “Texan here. Just here for the comments. Y’all are precious.”