Oregon recently passed a bill that allows motorists to pump their own gas in nearly half of the state's 36 counties. (Oregon and New Jersey had long been the only two states that require gas station attendants to pump fuel.)
When a CBS affiliate in Medford asked its Facebook followers about the law, Oregonians expressed horror and concern over their safety. "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 wrote.
Another commented, "I’ve lived in this state all my life and I REFUSE to pump my own gas. This a service only qualified people should perform." The post went viral as the rest of America began mocking Oregonians over the issue. “Apparently most people in Oregon assume that in order to pump gas you must first remove all people from the vehicle and stand in the open while thugs attack from all angles, all while being sprayed with gas," one mused.
Another wrote, "FEAR NOT OREGON!!!! I’ve decided to move to Oregon to open a school to teach people how to pump their own gas."
Source: Huffington Post