On Monday, Oregon State changed its law regarding gas pumping. Under House Bill 2482, gas stations that reside in a county with less than 40,000 are allowed to have self-service gas stations.

KTVL in Medford, Oregon posted a status on Facebook asking fellow Oregonians how they felt about the change in law.

The Facebook post sparked quite the debate…and a rather hilarious one at that.

“No! Disabled, seniors, people with young children in the car need help. Not to mention getting out of your car with transients around and not feeling safe too. This is a very bad idea. Grrr,” Cathy Dahl commented.

There are plenty of people who have pumped gas their whole life and never had any issues.

“I’ve lived in this state all my life and I REFUSE to pump my own gas. I had to do it once in California while visiting my brother and almost died doing it. This a service only qualified people should perform. I will literally park at the pump and wait until someone pumps my gas. I can’t even,” Mike Perrone said.

OH NO! You’ll meeeeellllltttt.

“Not a good idea, there are lots of reason to have an attendant helping, one is they need a job too. Many people are not capable of knowing how to pump gas and the hazards of not doing it correctly. Besides I don’t want to go to work smelling of gas when I get it on my hands or clothes. I agree Very bad idea,” Tina Good mentioned.

It’s not that hard. You unlock your gas tank, pick up the gas pump, put it in the gas tank, push the button and pump. The machine handles the work for you.

Some of the comments on Twitter, however, were HI-LAR-I-OUS.

Not quite sure many would agree with you.

AHHHH! THE HORROR! People now have to get out of their cars and do something for themselves?!

Hopefully they don’t catch themselves on fire.


Do it for the CHILDREN!!!!

You WILL get through this, Oregon.

Translation: Put your big girl panties on and fill ‘er up!

As long as you can turn a knob, push a button and pull a lever, you should be good to go.

^^^ This. A THOUSAND times. This.