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Oregon’s New Self-Serve Gas Law Sparks Hilarious Social Media Outrage

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How hard is it to pump gas?

With the exception of New Jersey, Oregon was the only other state in America that still required gas station attendants to pump petrol. As of January 1, 2018, Oregon passed House Bill 2482, which allows rural gas stations to adopt self-service pumps. To most Americans who already pump their own gas/have been doing so their entire lives, this doesn’t seem like a big deal.

For some Oregonians, this change is making them blow a gasket.

Fortunately for us, the Internet caught wind that people were freaking out over this new bill, and let’s just say their grievances are pretty hilarious. On top of that, Internet trolls are only adding fuel to the fire, sending people spiraling deeper into a state of hysteria.

Keep in mind, this bill isn’t a mandatory call to make all pumps self-service. It simply allows it as an option in rural towns of less than 40,000 people.

Still, some of these people’s reactions to the news are absolutely priceless…

oregon woman pump gas

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