As you may know, it is illegal to pump your own gas at a gas station in Oregon. The penalty is a $500 fine. This year, a new law went into effect, which allows people in rural counties to pump their gas, after hours. In other words, this only affects places in Oregon where it's not economically viable to have attendants working, 24/7.
The Internet immediately started making fun of Oregonians about this. "Ha ha, those idiots can't pump their own gas!". Days of brutal insults and gas-shaming followed.
As someone who lives in Oregon, I was offended.
Yes, I know it's not hard to pump your own gas, and it's kind of silly to require people to have a license to pump gas, when 98% of states don't. But it's kind of nice to have mandatory gas attendants. You don't have to get out of your car when it's cold, the attendants give out free dog treats, and I assume it's good for the economy to have easily-available, low-skill jobs. The downside is that you sometimes have to wait longer to get your gas when the gas stations are busy, but that's okay. I normally read a book at those times.