OMG We Broke the law...*Siren*
February 12, 2010 1:18pm CST
Last month my family drove to New York from Georgia. We stayed in a hotel in New Jersey, so on the way to the hotel we stopped for gas. My dad got out of the car and saw a guy coming at us, so my dad became confused. My dad reached for the nozzle and the dude looked at him funny and walked away. Then after he pumped the gas he saw that he was supposed to put a code in. Someone yelled the code to him and he put it in. My dad got back in the car really confused. We thought nothing of it and enjoyed our couple of days up there. On the way back we stopped at my aunt and uncle's house. My dad told them the story and they told us it was AGAINST THE LAW TO PUMP GAS IN NEW JERSEY. We were shocked. So today I decided to look it up and saw that the law was pass in 1949 because they saw it unsafe for untrained people to handle such a flammible fluid. Did you know this? Do you think it should still be against the law 60 years later.....*Sirens* Oops gotta go I think the cops are after us.
• United States
12 Feb 10
There are several states that it is against the law to pump your own gas. However, the attendant should have told your dad that it was the case, and then pumped the gas for him. Since most states let you pump your own gas, I think the other states that don't should jummp on board and make it the same through out the country
• United States
13 Feb 10
I agree. If it keeps people in jobs though they must be doing something right Michigan should go back to having people pump there gas more jobs would help us out. I think if the simple things where taking back into perspective and bots where not used for all the jobs people could do we would probably be better off.