Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Resourceful Californians Serve Themselves Gas
A trip to California for some gigs gave this New Jersian an opportunity to witness some remarkable behavior. People--young people, older people--were getting out of their cars, and doing crazy things. Like cleaning their own windows.
This driver managed to find a hole towards the rear of his car, and put something in it. I've never seen anything like this in New Jersey. The concentration, the resourcefulness, the skill to manipulate devices, indeed the courage to take on this sort of task was astonishing.
But I worried. What if a driver is unable to get out of the car, or it's too hot, or too cold?
My eyes grew wide as I looked around the corner of the station and saw the most amazing feature, a full service pump! With an attendant! Californians really do have it all.
(As of 2018, New Jersey is the only state that doesn't allow self-serve gas.)
Posted by Stephen Hiltner