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Is it easy to pump gas?

Anonymous
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I know it sounds stupid but I've never pumped gas :/ I'll be using a debit card to do so.



Eta! I did it!!!...ok actually I didn't. I called my father inlaw to see if he was in the area. Turns out he was right down the street! So I asked him to teach me lol he followed me up there, taught me how to do it, then filled up my tank for free! Such a nice guy :) thanks for everyone who said encouraging words lol!


Oh and also to address the many questions that have been asked and will continue to be asked; I am from New Jersey. It is illegal to pump your own gas there so I never did it. Yes I've been on road trips but never by myself so someone else always handled the gas. I now live in va and my husband usually fills the tank up whenever it's needed but he's out of town and I was on E!
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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It is easy to pump gas. I was nervous about it my first time too.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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I let my 5yo do it sometimes.
Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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Lol nah its the hardest job in the world. You have to open your gas door and screw open the cap and then press a few buttons and grab that massive pump that weighs as much as an adult and then put it in that tiny hole in your car and squeeze the handle with both hands and all your might till you hear a loud pop that tells you you've filled your tank up.


Kidding. It's pretty easy, I was 10 when I started doing it for my mom.
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KairisMama
by Emerald Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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Yep. Take off the gas cap, insert the nozzle, and watch your money go away.
hautemama83
by Emerald Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Yeah. Just as easy as every other every day thing.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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Well that makes me feel better! Lol I'm putting it off because I'm nervous but I know I need to go soon before it rains


Quoting Anonymous:

It is easy to pump gas. I was nervous about it my first time too.

Idntreallycare
by Silver Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:46 PM

yes it's easy.... follow the screen. I had my husband go with me the first time I pumped gas

lenashark
by Ruby Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Yes, it's easy. My six year old knows how to do it, they have intructions right on the screen. 

TiffanyRose06
by Queso<3 on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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Are you from oregon? I had to learn too, when I moved out of state

Its easy
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:46 PM
I wish my mom had made me pump gas sometimes so I would know how now! Lol


Quoting Roxygurl:

Lol nah its the hardest job in the world. You have to open your gas door and screw open the cap and then press a few buttons and grab that massive pump that weighs as much as an adult and then put it in that tiny hole in your car and squeeze the handle with both hands and all your might till you hear a loud pop that tells you you've filled your tank up.





Kidding. It's pretty easy, I was 10 when I started doing it for my mom.

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