Hilarious: Oregon Strikes Down Law Banning Self-Service Gas Stations and Residents Freak

Hilarious: Oregon Strikes Down Law Banning Self-Service Gas Stations and Residents Freak

As a child, I never understood the reason why Oregonians couldn’t pump their own gas. Why would there be a law stating that a gas station attendant must pump the gas? As an adult, it made a lot more sense to me: people are idiots. They don’t act in their own self-interest a lot of the time and they hardly act rationally. So, it made more sense to me.

A law has passed through the Oregon legislature this last year that will allow the citizens of counties with less than 40,000 residents to pump their own gas. People consequently freaked out. The sky is falling, or something. Everyone else in the world can pump their own gas, but these rural folk are too frail to do it themselves.

The law, which takes effect at the turn of the new year, has created a meltdown among some of the rural residents. A Medford, Oregon CBS affiliate asked some of the residents there about the new law and the responses were quite telling.

“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!” one woman wrote in a comment. Yikes, I don’t know how some people put their pants on in the morning with attitudes like that.

The poll got more than a thousand responses.

“It is safer for people, if a station attendant does the service. The only advantage of pumping the gas yourself, would be paying a few cents less a gallon. Getting older, and being disabled, I’d rather have the help!” another person wrote.

I side with the reasonable people like this:

“It’s official. Oregon is full of mentally defective, full grown children, incapable of the most mundane of adult task.”

I think Oregon is full of mentally defective, full grown children all right. Especially the people who sued over a wedding cake. And don’t forget the free abortions for everyone there too.

The cause of personal liberty will only grow stronger in 2018. We don’t need a nanny state banning things and telling us what to do. There is no reason to ban self-serving gas stations. You can always call an attendant for help if you are disabled. That is what happens in every other state. There is literally no reason for this law other than to look like you created jobs and to raise the price of gasoline, something Oregon hippies love to do.

What do you think about the new law? Should they go all out and allow self-service in all counties?

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