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Oregonians outraged by self serve gas stations

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Oregon residents are upset after a change in legislature no longer requires gas station attendants to pump gas for customers.

The law took effect January 1 in counties with a population of 40,000 or less.

Oregon is only one of two states that does not allow customers to pump their own gas.

Since 1951 gas stations have been required to have attendants pump gas for customers.

For many the changes is a source of frustration and unwanted.

"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, Facebook

 "I don't even know HOW to pump gas and I am 62, native Oregon...I say NO THANKS! I don't want to smell  like gasoline."  - Sandy Franklin, Facebook

"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."  - Cathy Dahl, Facebook

While others took to social media to poke fun at those outraged by the idea of pumping their own gas.

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