Every time I pass through Oregon, and stop at a gas station, I notice that the state does not let customers pump their own gas.
My question is this: Do any Model T drivers have a problem getting gas? Do the attendants know where to put the gas in the car, and do they check the oil?
It must be amusing to watch them at work.
Whether I am in my 77 trans Am or was in my 27 coupe, the attendants never gave me any grief for insisting that I pump my own gas. I don't like doing it for a variety of reasons however, and am glad the situation occurs just a few times a year.
The stations I go to hand me the hose and let me put the gas in (same as most stations in Oregon with motorcycles) when I drive my Model T.
Do they check the oil for your regular car or truck in other states? How could they, the one person sitting in the booth can't leave it?
It's more fun with a late 50's early 60's car with the filler behind the tail light or license plate.
I like to park my old cars in the fast food drive-thru lane and go inside to order.
Why would u want to do that??
For the same puzzled response as the neophyte trying to put gas in a Model T or 1960 DeSoto.
It also puts a kink in the outside ops and gets indoor food delivery back on pace.
Seeing the obese wasting gas in the drive-up line, I've often thought that ought to be a $1 surcharge.
Now the unintelegent socialist government of the city of Seattle has decreed businesses must pay a minimum of $15.00 per hour for entry level employees. I can only imagine paying those gas pumpers $15.00 per hour to pour the magic fluid. That should raise the overinflated price of gas even beyond the outrageous price we pay now.
If you want to have fun at Micky d's after the cashier rings up your total hand her the paper money and just before they count your change back, hand them the difference in change, and then watch the perplexed look on their face, they will have no idea what to do. And these are the entry level folks the city sez is worth $15.00 per hour go figure.
In NJ, no one is allowed to pump their own gas either. In a Model T, I pump mine all the time. Motorcycle riders usually do, too. I think OTR drivers can, too.
Some of the pump nozzles have to be retracted to get the gas to flow, and on these type of vehicles, you cannot do this and leave the car unattended since you well know they are not designed for this.
Wawa, which is a popular brand here in Jersey (which by the way started as an iron foundry in New Jersey in 1803), moved to Wawa,Delaware County, PA in 1890. They do not ask you to check your oil, fluids or anything else, and in fact there is a sign stating that the associates are not permitted to do so.
Back when I was younger in NC, gas attendants used to ask if you wanted to have stuff checked, but even now they don't ask anymore.
Maybe for $15 they can attract better employees.
Funny how social engineering-minded politicos believe they can force the riff-raff of humanity to be something they have no interest in being through legislation. :-P
It's fairly important to your argument and position, when belittling the IQ of others, to spell the word "unintelligent" correctly.
"just sayin' "
Thinking gas pumpers' wages will affect the price of gas shows a basic misunderstanding of business. Price is determined by what the competition charges. Cost is secondary.
When there's too much supply, the price falls to the level of the dumbest competitor. The oil cartel limits the supply.
When there's a surplus of labor, wages drop to the level of the dumbest, most desperate.
When it becomes LAW that the minimum wage to be paid is $15hr, wages become artificially held to a high baseline.
Ain't humanity fun to watch ?
What the hell does that mean?
I just went on a job interview for a job doing plating. Except for a little info I have picked up over the years no experience in that field. The guy I would be replacing had been on the job for over 20 years. I would have had about 20 days to learn the job which included dealing with high DC power and very nasty chemicals and the different finishes. It would have been 2 months but he informed the sup he was leaving earlier WHILE we were talking. These are big tanks, not small parts stuff in an industrial setting. Add into the mix having to reset my sleep cycle at 58, getting up at 4AM. All that for $10 an hour with no increase in pay for the next year. They have been looking for a year. $10 an hour, wonder why?
" What the hell does that mean? "
What does it ALL mean ? Isn't that the eternal question ?
Literally, I mean artificial inflation or support is just that, and will ultimately fail, due to its artificial nature. Social engineering is a proven failure beyond the individual's desire to change.
In a broader sense, I mean humans are a cancer upon themselves. Powerless to do much but protect myself, I choose to watch the world go by in all its utter craziness and get a laugh at how some people think they have all the answers and the crusaders and parasites just go on doing what they do as they have done since humans were invented.
Whaddya gonna do ?