BEND, ORE (WVUE) - A new law took effect in Oregon on Monday that allows Oregonians to pump their own gas in rural counties.
Oregon, along with New Jersey, are the only two states in the United States that require a gas station service member to pump a customer's gas. The remaining 48 states allow self-serving gas stations where customers pump their own gas.
KTVL posted the Associated Press article to their Facebook page asking the public to react. A social media firestorm ensued. The post has garnered over 4,000 shares and has 4,800 comments and counting.
Many Oregonians on the post were against the new legislation:
However, those who regularly pump their own gas in other states found humor in situation.