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Mum Sprayed Petrol On Me!  
User currently offlineN808NW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 374 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1969 times:

Today we were in a hurry. My mum and I were taking our friends back to MSP for their flight back to LGW. But first she needed to pick me up from work. When I got in the car she said we needed petrol so we had to quickly hurry and then go back home to load the car with our guest's bags. When we got to the gas station she got out to start fueling the car. I was going to stay in the car but it was just too hot, (93F/38C today) so I got out. She was trying to get the credit card in and stat pumping, and wasn't realy paying atention when she must have turned the pump on..... It sprayed all over my left leg for about a second, then she just pointed it at the ground and tried to turn it off. the gas went everywhere. finnaly she got it right. but kept on bitching about it like she dose, oh well. what I'm worried about is that it took us about 10min later until we got home, in that time my leg started to sting, not bad but I know that it cant be good to get a large amount of petrol on your skin. Will I get sick from this??


-Jason  swirl 


All flights have great IFE...get yourself a window seat, thats something no PTV can beat! flew 808 Pacific an Atlanic
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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

This type of stuff wouldn't happen if you lived here in NJ, where you aren't allowed to pump your own gas.  crazy 

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
where you aren't allowed to pump your own gas

Really?

I was doused with gas once because a dude wasn't watching his pump and it started to over flow. So I handled it, but in the process got soaked. I ended up going to the hospital because the fumes I inhaled burned my lungs...OUCH.
You shouldn't worry about getting sick though.
BaylorAirBear



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Really?

Yes, quite odd. Thank God I drive to PA and NY quite frequently, or I never would have learned how to pump my own gas. I have a lot of friends, who have driven for years, who still don't.  crazy 

This is the legislature's reasoning:

The Legislature finds and declares that:

a. Because of the fire hazards directly associated with dispensing fuel, it is in the public interest that gasoline station operators have the control needed over that activity to ensure compliance with appropriate safety procedures, including turning off vehicle engines and refraining from smoking while fuel is dispensed;

b. At self-service gasoline stations in other states, cashiers are often unable to maintain a clear view of the activities of customers dispensing gasoline, or to give their undivided attention to observing customers; therefore, when customers, rather than attendants, are permitted to dispense fuel, it is far more difficult to enforce compliance with safety procedures;

c. The State needs stronger measures to enforce both compliance by customers with the ban on self-service and compliance by attendants with safety procedures;

d. The higher general liability insurance premium rates charged to self-service stations reflect the fact that customers who leave their vehicles to dispense gasoline or other inflammable liquids face significant inconveniences and dangers, including the risks of crime and fall-related personal injury, which are a special burden to drivers with physical infirmities, such as the handicapped and some senior citizens;

e. Exposure to toxic gasoline fumes represents a health hazard when customers dispense their own gasoline, particularly in the case of pregnant women;

f. The significantly higher prices usually charged for full-service gasoline in states where self-service is permitted results in discrimination against low income individuals, who are under greater economic pressure to undergo the inconvenience and hazards of dispensing their own gasoline;

g. The increasing use of self-service has contributed to the diminished availability of repair facilities and maintenance services at gasoline stations;

h. Even in filling stations which offer both self-service and full-service gasoline, customers are less likely, because of the much higher price usually charged for full service, to have attendants make needed maintenance checks, thus causing significant neglect of maintenance and danger both to the customers and to other motorists, as well as the unneeded costly repairs which often result from deferred maintenance;

i. The prohibition of customer self-service does not constitute a restraint of trade in derogation of the general public interest because the Legislature finds no conclusive evidence that self-service gasoline provides a sustained reduction in gasoline prices charged to customers; and

j. A prohibition of self-service gasoline will therefore promote the common welfare by providing increased safety and convenience without causing economic harm to the public in general.


Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

Thank you for posting that, Harry. I always wondered about the reasoning behind NJ’s full-service quirk.

 spin 


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 3):
Exposure to toxic gasoline fumes represents a health hazard when customers dispense their own gasoline

So let one guy do it a hhundred times a day? Thanks.

BaylorAirBear



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Wash yourself a couple of times using Dawn washing up liquid. Then apply a hand/body lotion.

Mark


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21855 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

Jason, you really shouldn't let yourself get burned up over something like that.  Smile

-Mir



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

So let one guy do it a hhundred times a day? Thanks.

Haha, I know, I didn't even think of that.  Smile

To answer the thread starter's questions, here is a pdf about gasoline exposure. It doesn't sound too serious, although it can lead to the irritation you described.

http://www.chevron.com/products/abou...g_gasoline_handling_guidelines.pdf

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4432 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1917 times:
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NJ is on crack... I'll make sure we never fill up in NJ when we go there.. they don't need our tax money from gas.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

NJ is on crack... I'll make sure we never fill up in NJ when we go there.. they don't need our tax money from gas.

All of NJ isn't on crack, just most of the people in Newark, Irvington, and Camden.  Wink

Anyway, don't want cheap gas, that's up to you. Big grin

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

I know, it is wierd they are all full service, and they are on crack, NO LEFT TURNS lolol.

In NY it is half and half. Always go to the Full side so you don't get your hands dity (My philosphy, lol don't worry not gay though)

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

NO LEFT TURNS lolol.

The infamous land of the jughandle.  Wink

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2059 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 3):
Yes, quite odd. Thank God I drive to PA and NY quite frequently, or I never would have learned how to pump my own gas. I have a lot of friends, who have driven for years, who still don't.

Sounds so typical of a Blue State Mentality...

Keep the poor people poor...

How? Well, I guess the legislature in NJ think the people in that state are too stupid to pump their own gas safely, so they go mandate that every station in the state create minimum wage jobs to pump gas.

Thus, charging customers more thru higher prices (thats where they get more tax money), and making owners provide people to pump. Well, we all know that they will be low wage jobs, thus keeping more people in the "Trap" known as government assistance. Thus, more voters.

See? Typical Blue State Mentality.



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7810 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

While you might think NJ is crazy for having full-serve only... then why is gas cheaper there than in New York?


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21855 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 13):
Thus, charging customers more thru higher prices (thats where they get more tax money), and making owners provide people to pump.

New Jersey gas is a lot cheaper than New York gas. Every time my family is in NJ, we try to fill up before we go back into New York. Sometimes, we'll even go to New Jersey specifically to get gas (though the increased tolls on the way back have somewhat lessened the cost-effectiveness of that).

-Mir



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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 10):
All of NJ isn't on crack, just most of the people in Newark, Irvington, and Camden.

 rotfl 

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 13):
Sounds so typical of a Blue State Mentality...

Keep the poor people poor...

 wideeyed  tapedshut 

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 14):
then why is gas cheaper there than in New York?

Gasoline is refined to each jurisdictions’ standard ~ each state (and in some cases, counties, too) have different regulations. Supply and demand, guess the refineries producing fuel for NY State need to crank up.

 spin 


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

While you might think NJ is crazy for having full-serve only... then why is gas cheaper there than in New York?

I think it is a combination of local refineries and low gas taxes. For example, Jersey gas tax is somewhere near 14 cents a gallon, where NY is above 30 cents.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineN808NW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

ok, ok... I really didnt think i was really going to be all that sick, but my dad worries and makes everything seem worse than what it really is. he gets the whole family in a paninc for nothin.

thanks for your help you lot

-Jason  swirl 



All flights have great IFE...get yourself a window seat, thats something no PTV can beat! flew 808 Pacific an Atlanic
User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

"mum"

"petrol"

Are you British?



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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

To get rid of spilled gasoline on your clothing and skin, apply a flame. Gets rid of it fast!

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
Wash yourself a couple of times using Dawn washing up liquid. Then apply a hand/body lotion.

Actually Joy soap cuts it better, that is what we used to use to hide a fuel spill from the Department of Enviromental Conservation.


But serious gasoline is a chemical and it will chemically burn. That burning process is what you where feeling when you felt the leg start to tingle. Remove the soaked clothing and wash as soon as practicable.

I one time had a very nasty burn caused by Jet fuel on my leg, took a long time to clean up.



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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

Oregon is the only other state where you're not allowed to pump your own gas. There have been several times driving between SEA and PDX when I've gotten out of the car to do it myself only to have the attendant run up to me all in a panic. He then sees my Washington plates and just shakes his head.

On the plus side, gas is about 20 cents per gallon cheaper across the Columbia, especially as the Washington Legislature just upped the gas tax by 10 cents. I'm not complaining though, we need the money because the state's whole infrastructure is beginning to fall apart.

What might bring gas prices down is for the EPA to set a national standard for refining that all states must subscribe to.

But then, that would make too much sense.

Charles, SJ



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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Quoting N808NW (Thread starter):
what I'm worried about is that it took us about 10min later until we got home, in that time my leg started to sting,

Sorry to hear about your incident... on a lighter note, do you shave your legs?  tongue   Wink



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Oregon is the only other state where you're not allowed to pump your own gas. There have been several times driving between SEA and PDX when I've gotten out of the car to do it myself only to have the attendant run up to me all in a panic. He then sees my Washington plates and just shakes his head.

Funny, that doesn't happen much here in NJ, mainly because I'm pretty sure everyone knows already that we're messed up. Big grin

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
25 MD11Engineer : [sarcasm] Oh, poor little you! [/sarcasm] Jan
26 Aloges : Errr... the pump doesn't switch off once the tank is full? When I fill up the car, it's virtually impossible to make the tank overflow. Can be a pain
27 Post contains images Monteycarlos : Dude I don't think your mum/mom likes you... Perhaps you should consider moving out... She did it on purpose. I can tell. Btw, I wouldn't worry about
28 Logan22L : OK, you're not only talking out of your a**, but you openly admit to covering up releases that may have been reportable to the state. Fine, break the
29 Post contains images BaylorAirBear : The guy had his gas cap wedged in the pump handle, so it was only flowing at about 3/4. Maybe there wasn't enough back pressure, or whatever, to shut
30 Post contains links LeanOfPeak : There is such a thing as a broken automatic-shut-off mechanism. Tom and Ray discussed it this past week. http://www.cartalk.com/content/columns/Archiv
31 Post contains images SATL382G : Having grown up in the MSP area I can tell you that the first problem is that you were trying to buy "petrol". No such animal. You can buy "gas" or "
32 SlamClick : New Jersey says: "The significantly higher prices usually charged for full-service gasoline in states where self-service is permitted results in discr
33 Post contains images FlyAUA : While we're on the subject of petrol, does anybody know at what rate the kerosine can be pumped into the A380? I've heard that in order to facilitate
34 Mdsh00 : I hope you're just kidding since there are no other Blue States (other than Oregon) that do this. I don't know how the pumps in MSP are, but here in
35 Aloges : Reminds me of The Blues Brothers... you know the movie?
36 Post contains images N808NW : Yeah, I'm half English and I'm around lots of English people here... My mum's friends. I don't have a strong accent but it is there.... It comes and g
37 Post contains images CORULEZ05 : no, I don't think anything will happen to your skin. I once got gas in my eye and THAT HURT!!!!!! I was a young kid and when it happened, my mother st
38 Logan22L : To your eye.
39 Pilotsmoe : Fine, but NJ has the lowest gas tax, so therefore has the lowest average gas price in the country. You're just jealous, just admit. Gas is about 2.17
40 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : I've absentmindedly gotten out of the car in NJ and tried to pump my own gas...but the guys run up pretty quickly and I remember that I'm not in Wash
41 BaylorAirBear : Indeed. It will always be in my greatest hits collection. Me too. When I was about 5 or 6, I was on a job site with my dad(construction). I saw him r
42 L-188 : Correct, I should have said a mix of chemicals, that burn at a specification. Sure sounds likes a chemical burn to me. And all I know that time I got
43 Iowaman : We payed $2.06 at Wal-mart a couple days ago...
44 Post contains images FlyAUA : WOW! And I thought the pumps with F1 cars were powerful Thanks for the info!
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