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Do you pump your own?

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  • OkChargerFanOkChargerFan Member Posts: 371 Member Member Posts: 371 Member
    I've always pumped my own.
    I've been siphoned a few times too. I'll leave that for another thread...
  • THeADHDTurnipTHeADHDTurnip Member Posts: 413 Member Member Posts: 413 Member
    Always. My company pays for my gas and gives me vechles so it's always credit card. I hate sitting around doing nothing.
  • RufftimesRufftimes Member, Premium Posts: 349 Member Member, Premium Posts: 349 Member
    This thread wins the internet. Are people really that shook about pumping their own gas? I've been doing it since I had my first motorbike at 8.
    If you can't manage a nozzle without soiling yourself, you shouldn't be on the road. But then I'm of the mind that if you can't change a flat, you shouldn't be either
  • Vikka_VVikka_V Member Posts: 9,323 Member Member Posts: 9,323 Member
    I don't mind pumping. I also kind of like the way it smells.

    I love the smell
  • AlistairBernardNormalAlistairBernardNormal Member Posts: 984 Member Member Posts: 984 Member
    Apparently, there is a concern that ‘transients’ will steal children while gas is being pumped. As a ‘POTG’ (Person on the Go, which is our preferred noun) I take offense to this accusation.

    We are a mobile people who are constantly moving as silently as possible. Have you ever tried to get a child to walk? Or run? And remain quiet at the same time?!

    No. You haven’t. It’s impossible. The whining would start immediately. “Where are we going? I don’t want to walk! Who are you? You’re not my mom. I’m hungry. I’m thirsty. I’m bored. Can I play on your phone? WHY NOT!?!?!?!?!?”

    I’m already annoyed just thinking about it.

    Trust me. Your entitled kids are safe in your Prius. Just make sure you give them a screen to bury their cherubim face in lest they begin to fade into boredom and start accusing you of neglect.
  • Vikka_VVikka_V Member Posts: 9,323 Member Member Posts: 9,323 Member
    Also, that's what the gloves they provide are for, so your hands don't smell like it.

    You get gloves!! The thing I hate about pumping is touching the "thingy" handle? I don't know who handles it before me and I'm sure people with questionable hygiene have touched it and that is my main problem.

    Also all stations are self serve here. Some are switching to you have to pre pay too
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    Vikka_V wrote: »
    I don't mind pumping. I also kind of like the way it smells.

    I love the smell

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  • peaceout_alypeaceout_aly Member Posts: 2,019 Member Member Posts: 2,019 Member
    HAHAHA I saw this all over FB. I was raised in DE and used to have to help my fellow high-schoolers that would drive in from NJ pump their gas. Then when I moved to Jersey I definitely appreciated the fact that I didn't have to get out of my car on rainy or snowy days, but I still always pump whenever we went elsewhere.
  • LounmounLounmoun Member Posts: 8,433 Member Member Posts: 8,433 Member
    I suppose change is difficult for some people but did they really never in 62 years leave the state and pump their own gas?

  • Need2Exerc1seNeed2Exerc1se Member Posts: 13,589 Member Member Posts: 13,589 Member
    Vikka_V wrote: »
    Also, that's what the gloves they provide are for, so your hands don't smell like it.

    You get gloves!! The thing I hate about pumping is touching the "thingy" handle? I don't know who handles it before me and I'm sure people with questionable hygiene have touched it and that is my main problem.

    I've noticed most of the stations in my area have added Purell dispensers.
  • besarobesaro Member Posts: 1,859 Member Member Posts: 1,859 Member
    Oregonian here. when i moved here 30 years ago I was annoyed that I couldnt pump my own gas. you have to wait for an attendant and many of them are quite surly, (not all, many are also super friendly, even after days of rain and wind). Sitting inside your car while waiting isnt a luxury either. Now when I go to different states where I have to pump im like er...do what now? I for one cant wait for them to implement this into the larger cities in or.
  • cee134cee134 Member Posts: 33,770 Member Member Posts: 33,770 Member
    Vikka_V wrote: »
    Also, that's what the gloves they provide are for, so your hands don't smell like it.

    You get gloves!! The thing I hate about pumping is touching the "thingy" handle? I don't know who handles it before me and I'm sure people with questionable hygiene have touched it and that is my main problem.

    Also all stations are self serve here. Some are switching to you have to pre pay too

    The gas pump is known for being very dirty.
    edited January 2018
  • _seahorses5ever_seahorses5ever Member Posts: 1,120 Member Member Posts: 1,120 Member
    Vikka_V wrote: »
    Also, that's what the gloves they provide are for, so your hands don't smell like it.

    You get gloves!! The thing I hate about pumping is touching the "thingy" handle? I don't know who handles it before me and I'm sure people with questionable hygiene have touched it and that is my main problem.

    Also all stations are self serve here. Some are switching to you have to pre pay too

    You really don't know who touched the "thingy" before you and have no idea where they've been. I'm grateful for the gloves.

    I'm also grateful for the prepay/pay at pump too, means I don't have to talk to people when I don't want to.
  • LittleHearseDriverLittleHearseDriver Member Posts: 2,677 Member Member Posts: 2,677 Member
    I don't mind pumping my own. The gas station is where I find the classy hookers.
  • TheRoadDogTheRoadDog Member Posts: 11,819 Member Member Posts: 11,819 Member
    I live in Oregon. I pump my own when I am on my Motorcycle, but I sit in my car and let the attendant do it when I am in my car. Because, frankly, if I am in my car, it means the weather is not nice enough to ride my motorcycle.
  • HardcoreP0rkHardcoreP0rk Member, Premium Posts: 935 Member Member, Premium Posts: 935 Member
    I prefer full service.
  • Find_Me_AgainFind_Me_Again Member Posts: 299 Member Member Posts: 299 Member
    I feel really awkward whenever I happen upon a gas station that's full-service. I feel like a rich *kitten* and it makes me uncomfortable.

    YES!! And I don't trust the attendants. I don't know why, I just assume they're all shady :laugh:
  • ROBOTFOODROBOTFOOD Member Posts: 5,531 Member Member Posts: 5,531 Member
    I’ve never used full service. Seems weird to me. I don’t mind pumping gas. I just click the thing and browse social media on my phone..
  • GemstoneofHeartGemstoneofHeart Member Posts: 864 Member Member Posts: 864 Member
    The first time I visited Oregon I was so confused by the attendants and didn’t know what to do. I’m used to pumping my own. I think my visits to Oregon are the ONLY times I have seen attendants at gas stations because i go to places like 7-11. Why did they have them in the first place?
  • _seahorses5ever_seahorses5ever Member Posts: 1,120 Member Member Posts: 1,120 Member
    ROBOTFOOD wrote: »
    I’ve never used full service. Seems weird to me. I don’t mind pumping gas. I just click the thing and browse social media on my phone..

    What? You don't watch the numbers to try get it on the exact right amount and scream, shout and kick your car if you don't?
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