Gas Stations

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by NYboy, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had diner with friends half my age, they didn't believe gas stations used to pump your gas, check your oil, and wash your windows.Do gas stations by you still do this?
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    They still pump your gas for you in Oregon and the nice guy cleaned my window for me too! (I think it is the law.)
     
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  3. KBlue

    KBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nope.

    Now and again you'll find a station that pumps for you, but you have to pay cash and I think there is a surcharge for that "service". No windshield cleaning or oil checks, either.
     
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raised the hood on my car at a gas station and a guy asked me what was wrong with it. I replied, I am just checking the fluid levels.

    I know few people seem to check their fluid levels, such as oil, transmission, brake fluid, wiper fluid, but it is a good idea.

    I live in North Texas and I have not seen a full-service gas station in many years. But there may still be some around I don't know about.

    Do all gas stations in Oregon pump the gas for you?
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    When I was a wee girl, my dad owned one of those full service gas stations. I still remember the smell of gasoline, and the ding of the bell when someone arrived. His tools hung on a peg board, and a red rag hung out of his back pocket. He'd snap that cloth in the air to check everything under the hood. He'd always talk to the customer about family and so forth. Three dollars later, the customer had gas, gossip, and a free bar of hand soap.
     
  6. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    That sounds awesome! I suppose I'm someone who missed out on that era. It's pretty much unheard of for this to happen now, especially in the city. :p
     
  7. BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus

    BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I go to Mexico the Pemex stations always pump the gas for you. And occasionally random people on the street try to wash your windows.
     
  8. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only those very small gas staions will pump your gas, big ones forget it.
     
  9. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In New Jersey we don't pump our own gas.
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    It's the law! I argued with the gas station guy in disbelief the first time I visited Oregon. I thought he was pulling my leg. [​IMG]
     

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