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post #16 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 20, 9:39 PM
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Re: Pump you own gas or not?

Being born and raised in New Jersey it's just part of life here. Not really a big deal. And yes if I'm driving one of my nice cars I pump it myself.
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In NJ most gas attendants will just click the pump on and then allow you to pump your own gas if you have a collector car or a muscle-car and most of them will just talk to you about the car, cause they like nice cars too.
Buttttt if you're at a station in NJ and the attendant grabs the pump handle away from you and says in broken english "I do I do" just jump in the car and go find another gas station
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post #18 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 20, 12:46 AM
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Wow! A really stupid rule that didnít start in California...what are the odds.....

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There is a bill in Illinois that might return to the days of pump jockeys. I was one in 1964. I have no idea how much this would affect the price of gas, but it could provide some entry level job opportunities for those just starting out. Of course, this will make things a little bit clumsy compared to putting a credit card into the gas pump to pay. What are your thoughts on this?

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edit: I found this one gem that is justification for not letting the public pump their own gas (without double bagging).

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Who wants to pay an Illegal to pump their gas?

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post #20 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 20, 6:04 AM
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Living in PA, and being in Jersey often is nice, since the price of gas is less in Jersey, i would always fill up in NJ. Seems like its not way cheaper than it used to be, and at this point, it just pisses me off to have to wait for someone to come over to my car, and then come back when they feel like it to finish the sale, etc. I will always pump my own gas if i can.
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She really should have triple-bagged that gas....

Wonder if she made it home before it ate through the plastic bags.....

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post #22 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 20, 7:38 AM
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I prefer to pump my own, that way I can drain the hose...
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post #23 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 20, 7:51 AM
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Last time I was in Oregon you could not pump your own gas.
You would need 15 car hops here in central OKC per gas station to keep up with the demand.
We have pay at the pump here as most places do.
18 gas pumps and all full and some waiting in line.. NO way 1 guy could keep up.
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Who wants to pay an Illegal to pump their gas?
Lol, everyone in Jersey is. I was born and spent my younger years there. We go back on occasion and I can't stand other people pumping gas, like having a bathroom attendant aim for you.. Some of the damn guys try to settle your suspension when they throw the nozzle in like they're push starting the damn thing. 7 Elevens don't seem to be fairing much better either, damn shame.

JWagner, sorry to hear your state is contemplating this. It would be a job creator but it's just one more annoyance unfortunately.

I work next to the largest East coast hub for the gas pipeline and our gas taxes make fuel expensive. You'd think since transporting the fuel from the hub to stations wouldn't cost that much the prices would be less, but that's what you get for thinking reasonably.

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post #25 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 20, 9:05 AM
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I read yesterday that Illinois changed the bill to make it optional to have it pumped for you. Not like Illinois needed another dumba$$ law to begin with. If my kids and grand-kids weren't here, we would move to another state.
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post #26 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 20, 9:21 AM
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I figured it was just a job that was done away with for the big corps to save a dime. Never knew there was a bill or law against it.
How much more will this cost you at the pump?

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Itís easy to see this thread was responded to by car guys. I imagine most folks would love to have someone pump their gas and could care less if some spills on their vehicle. Especially women who view it as the dirty job it is.
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I wonder how long it would take them to find the gas cap on a 56 Chevy.
I worked at a Boron 2 winters in a row back in the early 1980s. A guy came in with one of those and tested me. I couldn't find it, after he showed me I thought it was the coolest thing ever. He was cool about it, and when he would come back in, we would always have someone that didn't know service it to see if they could find it.
And I always pump my own gas, always. And my wifes, sometimes my kids... And I still do the windows and check oil just about every time. I even carry my own squeegee in the trunk.
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post #29 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 20, 11:44 AM
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I read yesterday that Illinois changed the bill to make it optional to have it pumped for you. Not like Illinois needed another dumba$$ law to begin with. If my kids and grand-kids weren't here, we would move to another state.
Iím OK with this. Some people may want the option. Not me.
But if your going to force every station to have a pump jockey, something has to pay for it. I hope they cover it by charging more for ďfull serviceĒ. They used to have that here and it was roughly .10 more per gallon.
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post #30 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 20, 12:06 PM
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Re: Pump you own gas or not?

The only backwards ass state left is New Jersey, which is also run by idiots. Not surprising Illinois wants to join the short bus list
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