Thursday, May 28, 2009
They Want To Pump You Up
A little tip if you're traveling by car to Oregon. Don't try to pump your own gas. It's against the law. No shit. The first time I drove up there I got out of my car and started pumping like I always do and all I heard was, "Sir, stop right there. Put your hands up. And step away from the pump." They really get freaked about it. Which can be scary because most of the people who are qualified to pump your gas in Oregon are crack addicts or survivalists who have left the compound and come down off the mountain to make a little money so they can buy more bullets and Spam. It's a pretty wacky system but I've mostly gotten used to it. The only problem now is when I leave Oregon and have to pump my own gas. More than a few times I've forgotten to take the hose out of my tank and have driven away. Not a pretty sight.