Have You Ever Gotten Annoyed at How some People Park? If so, here are some options... LOL
Posted Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:33 AM
Posted Sat Feb 06, 2016 06:48 AM
Posted Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:21 PM
Tom, like you, "annoyed" would not fit how angry I become over the inconsiderate morons but I was trying to be more soft-spoken when I typed the Thread Title. LOL
Yes Firefly, I have witnessed some of that myself. I am not nor ever was a trucker but I did own a Volvo VNL-770 that I used to pull a 40' fifth-wheel RV. RVers are another group that park poorly and as you mentioned some are incapable of properly backing their rigs. I also agree with you that people now days have an "entitled" mindset and seem to think they should be treated special.
Posted Sat Feb 06, 2016 08:35 PM
Posted Sun Feb 07, 2016 01:45 AM
Wow that is amazing how it is illegal in New Jersey to offer self service stations. Is it the only state in the US like that? Over here in Australia self serve stations have been the norm for over 20yrs now. Fortunately I'm old enough to remember the days of service stations with attendants. I still get a chuckle remembering how Mum's car use to spurt its fuel back out lol. I think it should be brought back that service stations must have attendants. At least the tyres would be checked and be fully inflated. God knows how many cars are out there that their tyres are at dangerous low levels.
Posted Sun Feb 07, 2016 08:27 AM
Oregon is the only other state I know of. It's pretty rare.
Posted Mon Feb 08, 2016 01:57 AM
The only other State in the USA where it is illegal to pump one's own gasoline is Oregon. The NJ law was passed in 1949 because, at that time, people were "remiss" in understanding the chemical properties of gasoline and subsequently many accidents occurred. Also, the State had a "rider" to the law to prevent pregnant women from being exposed to harmful vapors. NJ is one of the most travelled States in the USA. While other States have dropped this law, NJ has maintained it for two simple reasons; 1) It STILL makes sense from a safety standpoint to do so. 2) The State employs THOUSANDS of Fuel Attendants, like my myself, in the industry. Efforts to repeal the State law have failed because of the ramifications would result in massive Federal and State Unemployment Compensation, AND, with the loss of jobs, tax collection from those NOT employed by the State. I can give more details, but, that is pretty much it as far as my explanation.
Posted Mon Feb 08, 2016 09:56 PM
I can only imagine some of the nasty things people do that you have to put up with. Some people can be real assholes.