When I first moved to Oregon, I was both surprised and — eventually — delighted that I couldn’t pump my own gas. I don’t miss it! And my wife is disabled, so she’s never been able to pump her own. I know that many stations have a “call button” for disabled people, but good luck getting prompt service in most places if you’re waiting for that. Oregon definitely has it right, and I hope it never changes.

Writer, painter, cat fancier, troublemaker, democratic socialist, & antifascist.

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