For most Americans, pumping gas is perhaps one of the most brain-dead activities you can think of. After paying for the gas you need and connecting the pump to your vehicle’s tank, the process really involves standing around and getting angry while the cost soars.
For those who are particularly confused — the machine even lets you know when you’re finished. A display screen usually guides you throughout the whole thing as well. It’s truly amazing technology.
For many rural residents in Oregon, however, having to pump your own gas is simply asking too much.
After a new law in Oregon went into effect at the start of 2018, rural residents are now legally allowed to pump their own gas — meaning not all gas stations will be required to hire an attendant to do it for them (as is the case in New Jersey and some other select parts of the United States).
According to the Washington Post, many were so upset that it seemed like their state government had wished certain death upon all of them.
“I’ve lived in this state all my life and I REFUSE to pump my own gas,” one resident said. “This [is] a service only qualified people should perform. I will literally park at the pump and wait until someone pumps my gas.”
If by “qualified” this person means “any person with basic biological functions,” then sure — we might have some common ground here.
~ Facts Not Memes