OMG We Broke the law...*Siren*

United States
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.
4 responses
@allknowing (58001)
• India
12 Feb 10
My niece who is in New Jersey is all grateful for this law as she says that this is one chore someone else does for her! In India it is the petrol stations that fill the petrol for us.
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• United States
13 Feb 10
It's really a good law when it is cold out.
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• United States
13 Feb 10
I can't think of any gas stations around here in Michigan where someone pumps your gas. I really can't, that is sad.
@palonghorn (5490)
• 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
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• United States
12 Feb 10
I am very glad that we know now. Times have changed and people have to. It isn't very dangerous like it may have seemed 60 years ago.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Feb 10
I had heard that it was the case in Oregon, but I've never heard it about New Jersey. But then I don't get to that side of the country all too often...
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• United States
12 Feb 10
Yeah I heard that it was the same in Oregon.
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• United States
12 Feb 10
Oh my geeze this is a silly law! I would have been confused too. I don't think there are many places that pump for you anymore. I would have jumped back in my car really quickly too!
• United States
13 Feb 10
Lol. It is very silly, however, if they got rid of the law, a lot of jobs would be lost. I think it should be an option for gas station owners.
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• 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.