In case you haven't heard, 2018 has gotten off to a rough start in the state of Oregon. Apparently, up until now, it was a state law that Oregonians MUST let a gas station attendant fill up their vehicle rather than pump gas themselves. That law was changed to say that self-service is now an option in rural areas.
Okay, I know what you're thinking...
THAT'S STILL A THING!?!?! I don't think I've seen a full service gas station in 20 years. Maybe more.
At first, this feels like one of those old laws from the 1950s that just never got repealed, but since its passing folks in Oregon are quite literally LOSING THEIR MINDS.
Thankfully, we have an internet to capture their comments in all their glory. These come from Medford news outlet KTVL's Facebook page.
Poor Sandy is just looking out for good hygiene.
Tina is just looking out for the safety and well-being of others.
Tina Good 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.
Cathy is quite worried about the hoodlums that might be hanging around waiting to prey on people pumping gas...
Mike might be joking, but then again might not be joking
Thankfully, however, there are some Good Samaritans in the world helping Oregonians struggle with this existential gas pumping crisis. Like Jim, who's willing to put his life on hold to help teach a much needed life skill.
Or Kyle, who has some dire words of warning for self-gas-pumpers everywhere
Kozy just wants to give them a heads up about some of the local wildlife
And Zac has a solution to battle the dangers of having to get out of your car
Our thoughts and prayers to Oregonians in this very difficult adjustment period.