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Oregon [May. 21st, 2007|12:53 pm]
Lanette
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I think it is unfair that the gas in that state is 4 cents a gallon less than Washington state on average, and they have people who pump it!

I say Pump IT (louder)! Pump It! (louder)
Wash the windows now and check the oil right,...now

I want people to pump the gas. Mostly because it's smelly and I don't like touching icky oily pump and standing in the rain while gross guys try to strike up a conversation with me? Oh,..did I somehow give you the impression that I'm friendly? Sorry about that, let me set you straight. I'm thinking about getting a hat that says, "Don't talk to me. I'm not shy, I'm just a stuck up b*tch and I think most of you are idiots. The moment you started approaching me is the moment I became annoyed." Wow, that would have to be quite a big hat! I love my friends and family, and once I know you, you are in luck, as I am quite friendly (but still stuckup and girly and hates touching gross oily things). I hate strangers approaching me when I'm going about my business. I find it very annoying.

So,..I am thinking that I want petroleum placement engineers in Washington. I believe at the price we are paying we deserve it.
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[User Picture]From: slypinin
2007-05-21 08:45 pm (UTC)
I live in Oregon, and there are some disadvantages to no self-serve. I usually end up at the service station with 12 pumps and one guy running around trying to fill everyone's tank. Usually this person is not too bright, and sometimes smoking a cigarette at the same time.

Not the best.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-05-21 08:47 pm (UTC)
It would be nice to have the choice rather than having either to do it yourself or be forced not to.
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[User Picture]From: slypinin
2007-05-21 08:51 pm (UTC)
I totally agree.

I think that the only other state that doesn't have self-serve is New Jersey.

The argument against self serve here is that it is not safe ... balderdash.

Doesn't your station have a full service lane?

Paul
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-05-21 08:55 pm (UTC)
No. They used to a very long time ago, but they weren't making enough money to pay the paltry amount to have an employee to do it. For someone in pain who has had multiple surgeries, it really sucks to not have that option. Luckily that pain is getting better, but I avoid getting gas on a bad pain day just to not deal with it.
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[User Picture]From: slypinin
2007-05-21 09:18 pm (UTC)
How do people with handicaps pump their gas?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-05-21 09:58 pm (UTC)
They pull up, honk the horn, then everyone inside waits. They honk again, then the one person running the whole store comes out and pumps it for them as everyone else waits. It is lame and everyone becomes hostile at the handicapped person for "holding them up". That is why even after surgery or on a terrible pain day I would never do this.
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[User Picture]From: graphxgrrl
2007-05-21 09:37 pm (UTC)
There are still places out there that do full service, they're just not terribly common. The gas station on Capitol Hill I catch my bus in front of is still a tiny locally owned place and they're completely full service. I have no idea what you pay for that privilage though.
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[User Picture]From: graphxgrrl
2007-05-21 09:36 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on that, after living in Oregon my entire life, then living in Washington and California--I actually end up irritated when having to get gas in Oregon now. I want to get in, get out and be done with it, especially as they rarely do useful things like check your oil or wash your windshield these days. If all you're going to do is take my credit card and push the same buttons I'm perfectly capable of... I'd rather be the one to do it in half the time.
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[User Picture]From: random_girl
2007-05-21 09:53 pm (UTC)
This works for me to avoid conversation:

1) Pull in.
2) Put car station on NPR.
3) Roll down window.
4) Crank NPR up really loud.
5) Avoid eye contact
6) Set up pump to auto-pump.
7) Lean against car window as if following the story.

There's always a chancy time when you're paying before or after that you can worry, but I usually shake my head, smile politely and walk away as if I don't really understand English if I have to during this time.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-05-21 09:58 pm (UTC)
Good tips! :) I have even tried wearing my headphones, but that still doesn't stop the clowns sometimes.
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From: elof
2007-06-05 12:26 am (UTC)
Please upload a pic of you in the ten-gallon hat with all them words on it...hehe
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