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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 20, 6:49 PM Thread Starter
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Pump you own gas or not?

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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Re: Pump you own gas or not?

To me it's dumb.
Glad I don't live in Illinois
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Re: Pump you own gas or not?

I was a pump jockey for years when I was young, saw a lot of guys ripping people off on gas, told most of them don't do that on my shift. The problem now is you will get the lazy suckers coming up to the car and "whata you want?" with no customer skills. Sorry I will pump my own gas and bag my own groceries.
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Anyone that is so stupid, they would put gas in a plastic bag, there is really nothing to say, other that they should not breed.
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Re: Pump you own gas or not?

Nope. They couldn't even find where to fill my '69.

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Re: Pump you own gas or not?

Nope, they are liable to put gas in my diesel truck.
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Re: Pump you own gas or not?

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Nope, they are liable to put gas in my diesel truck.
I knew someone that did that.
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Re: Pump you own gas or not?

I grew up in Jersey, and even though the law there says you can't pump your own gas, it's still cheaper than it is here in PA. With that being said, it's just more of an opportunity for Habib to steal your CC info and mess up your car dumping gas all over it. You usually have to wait for the other cars ahead of you to get service first too. Dumbest law ever to protect against the dumbest people ever.
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My goodness, this proves you cannot cure stupidity.
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Re: Pump you own gas or not?

I live in New Jersey where they still have pump jockeys. That said, I pump my own fuel anyway. No one touches my vehicles.

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post #11 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 20, 8:49 PM
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Most places do not allow the station employees to fill a vehicle because of benzine exposure limits. The benzine exposure limit is maximum time-weighted average (TWA) exposure limit is 1 part of benzene vapor per million parts of air (1 ppm) for an 8-hour workday and the maximum short-term exposure limit (STEL) is 5 ppm for any 15-minute period. One fill up exposes the worker to the maximum for an 8 hour work day.
One fill up is over the limit, protect yourself because nobody else will.
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Re: Pump you own gas or not?

I worked at a truck stop in Yuma Az. in 1980, fill the oil and check the fuel haha, think I have a loose plug wire check it, think I got too many Benzzy things lol, nobody pumps my gas but me though even if I had the option you have to admit the Sunoco, Amocco etc. high test sure smelled good back in the day


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post #13 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 20, 9:59 PM
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Re: Pump you own gas or not?

Not sure how many states have this law, but there are a lot of nice classic cars getting fuel spilled on the back bumper, eating away at the chrome. No thanks. I would have to have them fill a couple 5 gal. fuel jugs and then transfer it to my Chevelle at home. That's probably illegal too though.
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post #14 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 20, 10:15 PM
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Re: Pump you own gas or not?

I wonder how long it would take them to find the gas cap on a 56 Chevy.

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Never!! They'll be knocking on your window LOL same with caddys
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