Comments on "Washington vs. Oregon" - Faerye Net 2004-07-27T17:05:57+00:00 Self-serve 2004-07-27T17:05:57+00:00 2004-07-27T17:05:57+00:00 <p>At most self-serve gas stations, you&#8217;ll see signs indicating that handicapped or elderly drivers should honk their horns twice if they require assistance. Presumably some friendly employee will hear the honkage and emerge to operate the pump.<br /> <br /> Personally, I prefer self-serve. Once you learn how to use the different types of pumps (a cross-country road trip will educate you right quick), pumping your own gas is a great deal faster than waiting for someone else to do it.<br /> <br /> Plus, when you have a car that&#8217;s extremely sensitive not only about what grade of gasoline gets put in it but also how securely you tighten the gas cap, it&#8217;s much easier just to do it yourself. It&#8217;s a huge pain in the ass when some gas station attendant pumps my car full of regular instead of premium or causes the check engine light to come on because they didn&#8217;t tighten the cap past two clicks.</p> wonko