Dear Ted

Sep 02, 2005

#Rants and Raves

Dear Ted,

I was recently in a neighboring state where I had to fuel up my vehicle. To my shock and amazement, and I’m sure to yours as well, I was able to successfully fuel up my tank without causing any major injuries, explosions, damages, or kill any brain cells, although the latter can be debated.  Please take note: FORTY-NINE other states let you fuel your own car.

I’m just sayin’.

From one who did not, nor will ever, vote for you,
A resident.


  1. yay. send it in already.

    By texasbelle on 2005 09 02

  2. I grew up in NJ and we couldn’t pump our own gas there. Jen is right, it was and still is a job thing. I didn’t know how to pump gas until I was 18 and went to college in PA. My mom just learned this year….she is 54.

    By speechjane on 2005 09 02

  3. Not being able to pump your own gas is only a good thing when it’s 40 degrees and pouring down rain…or snowing.  Seems kind of silly to me.

    By Paige (CoraBelle) on 2005 09 02

  4. That just amazes me. I can’t even imagine not being able to pump my own gas. Although sometimes it would be nice for someone to do the work for me. I hate pumping gas.

    By Rachael on 2005 09 02

  5. LMAO! I am sorry but I get a KICK out of hearing that you can’t pump your own gas!

    By Nicole on 2005 09 02

  6. That law is SO stupid.  It is supposed to be safer, etc (as well as job security!) but they don’t always employ the sharpest pencils in the box…  when my hubby worked in that state he stopped to fill up and the dumb gal working there told him to pull forward after she filled the tank, so he did, since SHE TOLD HIM to, but she hadn’t put the nozzle back yet, so it snapped off the hose… gas was spilling out everywhere and the dumb gal didn’t know what to do.  My hubby had to tell her to hit the emergency shut-off knob and she didn’t know where it was.  UH, hello?!  He had to do it, and he ruined his shoes in the process.  (because of all the gas on the ground.)  THEN the gas station had the audacity to try and charge HIM for the gas that spilled!  OH MY.  That was a fun time…  but thank goodness for that law, because it is SO much safer!  rolleyes

    By Holly on 2005 09 02

  7. Seriously? You can’t pump your own gas out there? Wow!

    By Erin on 2005 09 02