“I’m so glad it is illegal for drivers to pump their own gas…in Oregon”
Oregon & NJ have the distinction of being the only states where “full service” is the only option available at gas stations. While I can’t speak for the people in Oregon, I frequently hear people in NJ saying that it is “Illegal” to pump your own gas in NJ.
I am living proof that there are no storm troopers waiting to swarm and arrest those who take charge of the fueling process in NJ. If it was REALLY illegal, wouldn’t I have been arrested, or detained, or at least threatened with arrest sometime over the past 50 years of pumping my own gas?
Can anyone cite even one example of somebody being arrested in NJ for the heinous offense of operating a gas pump that is connected to his own car? (I will help you by saying that there are no instances of anyone ever being…ticketed…detained…or arrested because of this supposedly “illegal” action.)
In reality, I am thanked by gas attendants at least 80% of the time when I take care of the fueling process for them. I honestly think that we have become a nation of sheep who believe every random rumor that is spread via the internet.
Now…how about somebody from Oregon posting something factual regarding instances of arrest or ticketing as a result of somebody pumping his own gas in that state?
While I am not a betting man, I am willing to wager a cup of coffee that–just like in NJ–nobody has ever been arrested for pumping his own gas in Oregon.
And, if nobody is ever arrested, then is there any veracity to the claim that it is “illegal”?