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re: oh well!(kaboom)- story time
> > > They used the term "drive aways" for service incidents where self-serve
> > > customers forgot one important step in the fueling process, remove hose
> > > from vehcile gas tank. It happens more than you think, and a couple of
> > > these incidents literally "lit up the station".
> and Phil Payne replies;
> > The reason that nozzle 'locks' are forbidden in the UK. You let go of
> > the handle - it stops pumping. So you have to hold it till you're done,
> > and naturally put it back.
> > I _think_ they're now banned Europe-wide. Ten years ago in Germany,
> > you could stick the hose in and flick the catch over so it carried
> > on pumping while you did the screens.
> It's a law in my part of Canada too. I have a
Tens years ago, I spent (lost) a month of my life in the horrid state of New
Jersey. While there, I noted that it is apparantly illegal (or was) for customers
to pump their own fuel. Even the smallest convenience store, with only a
single employee, had to have that lone employee come out and pump your
fuel for you.
I suppose this is the reason why, but I was still mightily annoyed. -dq
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