So they changed the law in Oregon to let people pump their own gas and the Facebook comments on the news story are amazing. pic.twitter.com/MZ7jcBQRUF— Kristen (@Kristytipsy) January 2, 2018
For most people across the U.S. pumping your own gas is just part and parcel of owning a car. Full-service gas stations are a quaint memory of a bygone era - that is, except for two states, Oregon and New Jersey. And now, thanks to a new law that went into effect on Monday, Oregon will join the rest of the country in pumping their own gas.
But Oregon residents aren't happy about the change.
House Bill 2482, signed into law last year by Gov. Kate Brown, allows motorists who live in counties with fewer than 40,000 residents to pump their own gas - a job that used to be held by gas station attendants. Oregonians were not shy about venting their frustrations and social media had fun at their expense.
1. Moves to Oregon.— Freedom Reconnection (@FreedomRecon) January 3, 2018
2. Opens “How to Pump Gas” training school.