Don’t you love first world problems? We all have them, but the ones that other people have just happen to seem way more ridiculous. Beginning in 2018, the people of Oregon can now pump their own gas after the law was lifted which left that job to a gas station attendant.
Oregon is the only state other than New Jersey who does this, and the reason has always been to keep the jobs of the gas station attendants, and I guess, to keep people safe? Everyone else in the other 48 states of the USA did not know pumping your own gas could be dangerous, as long as you follow the regular rules of not smoking, talking on a cell phone or leaving your engine running while doing so.
When local news station KTVL CBS 10 News posted about the new law on Facebook, the people of Oregon LOST THEIR SHIT and sounded off on all the reasons why they feel they are just way too good to pump their own gas. The Facebook post has garnered over 35,000 likes, 53,000 comments and over 60,000 shares! That is an insane amount of social media attention about a simple task that people do themselves all over the country (and the world).
But hey, change is change. People don’t like change and they’re not afraid to tell you all the reasons why on the internet. If you don’t feel like trolling these strange people yourself (and there were A LOT of comments from us 48-state haters), you need to at least give yourself a chance to have a good laugh and read through their reactions.
Some of the best so far:
I work as a flight medic in Kansas. I’ve deployed with the Army. I did my paramedic internship in a city full of meth heads and certified lunatics. I worked as a nurse in a jail. None of these scare me as much as the thought of having to pump fuel in Oregon with all the bad things like having to get out of my car, the handle cooties and smelling like fuel.
Hey, Samantha…Cooties?! You’re a medic and you’re worried about COOTIES?!?
I don’t even know HOW to pump gas and I am 62, native Oregonian…..I say NO THANKS! I don’t want to smell like gasoline!
Sandy, my girl, do you plan on drizzling gasoline over yourself like a balsamic glaze when you’re done pumping it into your car? You’ve had to at least watch someone pump gas at lease once in those 62 wildly confusing years of your life.
I’ve lived in this state all my life and I REFUSE to pump my own gas. I had to do it once in California while visiting my brother and almost died doing it. This a service only qualified people should perform. I will literally park at the pump and wait until someone pumps my gas. I can’t even.
– Mike P.
I think Mike is being a little sarcastic here. I hope, I PRAY he is.
You guys! Being a Floridian, I’m kinda teary-eyed with so much emotion right now that for once it’s not us that are the laughing stock of whole country. Thank you, Oregon for doing us a solid!
YES! A Floridian acknowledging that it is the U.S. capital of strange news is just as good as all of these west coasters having their panties in a bunch over pumping gas.
What about my dream to attend the Oregon Academy of Fuel Handling and Distribution (or the OAFHD, for short)? I had a full-ride scholarship all set up. Now I have to rethink my entire life.
Sarcasm is one thing, but thinking of your own acronym is some next-level shit.
The internet really is amazing. People get SO hot and bothered, I mean even the haters on this were calling an entire state worth of people pathetic, a disgrace, you name it. Yeah, pumping you own gas ain’t no thing and the people will get used to it, but like the world isn’t ending for any of us. (Not because of this, anyway…) Still makes me LOL.
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