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(The Smoking Gun)   Letting a 3 year old pump gas is now "child endangerment" in Pennsylvania...begging the question...what is in Pennsylvania gas?   (thesmokinggun.com) divider line 133
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2013-02-12 05:32:45 PM  
Certainly not any alcohol

/rimshot
 
2013-02-12 05:34:32 PM  
FTFA: "the boy must have pulled the pump out before releasing the handle, because he ended up spraying gasoline onto himself."

So she got gas and washed the kid at the same time? Sounds like she's just a multitasking mom on the go.
 
2013-02-12 05:38:17 PM  
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2013-02-12 05:39:10 PM  
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2013-02-12 05:43:54 PM  

Ed Finnerty: FTFA: "the boy must have pulled the pump out before releasing the handle, because he ended up spraying... himself."


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2013-02-12 05:49:58 PM  
Raising the question.
 
2013-02-12 05:54:40 PM  
Stupid tag for the mother?
 
2013-02-12 05:59:52 PM  

FarkinFarker: Raising the question.


But...look one thread down!
 
2013-02-12 06:01:09 PM  
If you can't care for them, stop having them...
 
2013-02-12 06:01:20 PM  
Three is way too young; I was like 11 before my father trusted me enough to pump gas.

He owned a gas station in Hillside NJ, making me one of the very few New Jerseyans able to pump my own gas.

/One of the justifications in NJ against self service gas is the health issues.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-12 06:03:10 PM  
In Massachusetts only licensed drivers are allowed to pump gas. That regulation makes 16 the minimum age.
 
2013-02-12 06:05:05 PM  
Letting a 3 year old pump gas is not a good idea, but it's understandable because she is a Moran.
 
2013-02-12 06:05:32 PM  
These day, natural gas, fracking chemicals, and anything else the Three Stooges could pipe in.
 
2013-02-12 06:05:52 PM  
Different times I suppose as when I was in the first grade my dad would sit in the car smoking while I would pump gas and my older sister would run in and pay.
 
2013-02-12 06:06:35 PM  
What is in Pennsylvania gas? Probably the same things that are in most gasoline-various toxic hydrocarbons that can seriously damage a child's lungs if they inhale it. A three-year old could actually die from spraying themselves with gasoline if they breathed or swallowed the gas.
 
2013-02-12 06:11:07 PM  
My mom let me pump gas when I was 4. I pulled out too soon and covered myself in gasoline. I never did see my mom move so fast as when she got me home (2 blocks away) and gave me a fast bath. I don't even remember if she drove. Just the quiet terror in her eyes...

So yeah. Bad idea.

/I think I turned out relatively ok.
 
2013-02-12 06:18:26 PM  
Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes. None of which are things you want sprayed on you. I wear nitrile gloves when I fill up, because I hate smelling the stuff on my hands hours later.
/Also because people are nasty, and you rub that nasty on your hands, and then your steering wheel, and then your hands again every time you drive
//Also, guess what is used as the carrier for fragrance in cheap perfume/cologne?
 
2013-02-12 06:19:46 PM  
Three year olds are great for cleaning out the gunk in your engine. Their little hands can reach the really tight places.
 
2013-02-12 06:21:37 PM  
At LEAST 10% ethyl alcohol.  I liked it better back when it was simple benzene.
 
2013-02-12 06:25:30 PM  
My right eye was damaged by gasonline when I was a child (around 7 or 8).  My brother and I were tasked with refueling a lawnmower.  The can had a flexible hose, which "sprung" a bit when removed from the tank unhappily sending a few drops directly in to my eye.

My mother nearly immediately began flushing my eye with water. After about 10 minutes of that, she took me to the emergency room.

To this day, I have one good eye and one bad eye.  I wear glasses to correct the problem, but the left lens isn't prescription.  I guess I could wear a monocle, but they're really out-of-fashion.

The lesson? Children shouldn't be allowed to handle gasoline.  A Mother letting her toddler pump gas is indeed child endangerment!
 
2013-02-12 06:29:21 PM  

180IQ: My right eye was damaged by gasonline when I was a child (around 7 or 8).  My brother and I were tasked with refueling a lawnmower.  The can had a flexible hose, which "sprung" a bit when removed from the tank unhappily sending a few drops directly in to my eye.

My mother nearly immediately began flushing my eye with water. After about 10 minutes of that, she took me to the emergency room.

To this day, I have one good eye and one bad eye.  I wear glasses to correct the problem, but the left lens isn't prescription.  I guess I could wear a monocle, but they're really out-of-fashion.

The lesson? Children shouldn't be allowed to handle gasoline.  A Mother letting her toddler pump gas is indeed child endangerment!


You should wear an eye patch. Then everyone could call you "Patch".
 
2013-02-12 06:30:07 PM  
 
2013-02-12 06:30:15 PM  
www.thehulltruth.com
 
2013-02-12 06:32:15 PM  
This is one time where "get a brain, Moran" really works well.
 
2013-02-12 06:34:24 PM  

Geologist: Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes. None of which are things you want sprayed on you. I wear nitrile gloves when I fill up, because I hate smelling the stuff on my hands hours later.
/Also because people are nasty, and you rub that nasty on your hands, and then your steering wheel, and then your hands again every time you drive
//Also, guess what is used as the carrier for fragrance in cheap perfume/cologne?


On the spectrum of weird, thats not that weird, but enough to make me cock my head a little. Have you tried just, you know... not spilling gas on your hands?
 
2013-02-12 06:36:33 PM  
I fail to see what's logically fallacious about a 3 year old pumping gas. It's not even a formal argument.
 
2013-02-12 06:39:53 PM  
Coal, pierogies, Cheez Whiz (east side) or french fries (west side)
 
2013-02-12 06:43:36 PM  

The One True TheDavid: Begging the question.


Read it, subby.

/and most of the rest of you
 
2013-02-12 06:44:16 PM  

Cyno01: Geologist: Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes. None of which are things you want sprayed on you. I wear nitrile gloves when I fill up, because I hate smelling the stuff on my hands hours later.
/Also because people are nasty, and you rub that nasty on your hands, and then your steering wheel, and then your hands again every time you drive
//Also, guess what is used as the carrier for fragrance in cheap perfume/cologne?

On the spectrum of weird, thats not that weird, but enough to make me cock my head a little. Have you tried just, you know... not spilling gas on your hands?


Is that like,

Marine: In basic, I was taught to wash my hands after I piss.
Sailor: Yeah? In basic, I was taught not to piss on my hands.

/prefer the marines
//my bro is cool
///our sailor sperm donor not so much
 
2013-02-12 06:44:59 PM  

The One True TheDavid: Begging the question.


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"Words and phrases frequently have more than one meaning."
 
2013-02-12 06:48:33 PM  
Letting a 3 year old pump gas is now "child endangerment" in Pennsylvania...begging the question...what is in Pennsylvania gas?

Since pumping gas puts the child in danger, it's clearly child endangerment.
 
2013-02-12 06:49:04 PM  

WhippingBoy: [www.thehulltruth.com image 560x238]


Came for this, leaving happy.
 
2013-02-12 06:58:45 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Three is way too young; I was like 11 before my father trusted me enough to pump gas.

He owned a gas station in Hillside NJ, making me one of the very few New Jerseyans able to pump my own gas.

/One of the justifications in NJ against self service gas is the health issues.


You mean health issues are ostensibly one reason NJ doesn't allow normal people to pump their own gas. I don't believe it for a second. It's bullshiat.

And while 3 is probably too young, I don't think you need to be 11 before you can pump gas especially if the parent monitors and instructs them the first few times. I was probably pumping gas by the time I was 7.

Long before pay at the pump was even available get the kid to pump the gas while the parent goes in to pay.

Since this kid got gas on his mother too it would seem she was standing there supervising. Charging her with a crime seems a bit excessive.
 
2013-02-12 06:59:27 PM  
How can a three year old even reach the pump handle?
 
2013-02-12 07:00:21 PM  
Yes, its just fine that you allowed your child to be sprayed with Benzene, Ethylbenzene, Toluene, Xylenes, and other petroleum crap.

/She was charged with child endangerment because being farking stupid isn't illegal.
 
2013-02-12 07:00:42 PM  
Oh for fark's sake - begging the question does not mean raising the question.  How many times do we have to go over this?
 
2013-02-12 07:01:01 PM  
I was working at a gas station one night and some woman with her young son (maybe 4-5), a small infant and her mother (the grandmother of the kids) came in. They prepaid like $30.00 for gas and left the store.

I was busy cleaning so I didn't see what happened next. As I was wiping down the counters I heard this horrible screaming that just kept going and going. Then I noticed the scream was getting closer. Suddenly the family from before bursts in and with them comes an Overpowering stink of gasoline. The young mother and son go rushing into the women's bathroom before I could ask what was going on. The woman's mother, the grandmother I suppose comes up to me calmly and says her idiot daughter let her grandson pump the gas and he ended up spraying it all over himself and the car.

Our bathrooms didn't have paper towels so I had to grab our wash rags from the back so the kids mom could wipe the poor bastard's eyes out. We only get a set number of wash rags to use per week so I was trying to be conservative with them. Damn kid ended up needing a third of our remaining rags and he still reeked of gas.

It was kind of funny afterwards when the kid stopped screaming. The grandmother tore her daughter a new one for letting a 4 year old pump gas. For my part, I didnt see it happen or I would have shut down the pumps, but I kind of expected to be fired anyway.

I didn't, which wasn't as much of a blessing as one would think. I hated that job.
 
2013-02-12 07:04:10 PM  

Shotgun Justice: Yes, its just fine that you allowed your child to be sprayed with Benzene, Ethylbenzene, Toluene, Xylenes, and other petroleum crap.

/She was charged with child endangerment because being farking stupid isn't illegal.


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2013-02-12 07:05:26 PM  
I don't see what the big deal is. My three year old changes the car oil AND the filter plus re-fills the antifreeze. Never one problem.
 
2013-02-12 07:09:14 PM  
All the anti-govmint types in here are right. It's just gasoline. Hell, I raised my baby on the stuff, straight out of the bottle.

Drink it up, junior. Gasoline has nutrients! It's good for you!
 
2013-02-12 07:09:19 PM  
This is why I'm glad I live in a state where only highly trained professionals are allowed to pump gas.
 
2013-02-12 07:11:21 PM  
This is another fine example of an idiot who risks severe injury or death because they're too stupid to understand what "begging the question" means.

/literally, I could care less
 
2013-02-12 07:11:46 PM  
NO.

smitty,
you're fired.

http://begthequestion.info/

/get it right
//ffs
 
2013-02-12 07:17:40 PM  

fusillade762: This is why I'm glad I live in a state where only highly trained professionals are allowed to pump gas.


They get training for that?  To my knowledge, that rules out NJ.

Given that exposure amounts is the excuse given to not allow people to pump their own, I think it's odd that somebody who's professional job is to pump gasoline, thus is actually exposed to it 8+ hours a day, generally receives ZERO hazmat training, unless they're getting it for some other duty.  They receive no protective equipment either.

If you don't need special gloves, clothing, or respirators for doing it 40 hours a week, why is it too dangerous for somebody who might pump every 3 days on average if they drive a lot more than average?
 
2013-02-12 07:20:14 PM  
what is in Pennsylvania gas?

In my experience?  Roast pork, provolone, and broccoli rabe, and just a hint of birch beer.
 
2013-02-12 07:21:23 PM  

shamanwest: Marine: In basic, I was taught to wash my hands after I piss.
Sailor: Yeah? In basic, I was taught not to piss on my hands.


In the Air Force, they didn't need to teach us that. That is something most males learn around age 3 or so.
 
2013-02-12 07:21:32 PM  

notyomama: Oh for fark's sake - begging the question does not mean raising the question.  How many times do we have to go over this?


Well, how many semi-literate people who want to seem smarter than they are submit headlines?

/uh oh
 
2013-02-12 07:22:57 PM  
Actually kids pumping gas is super dangerous for kids. I used to manage a bunch of gas station and I've seen it first hand - kids' eyes and mouth are right at the fill spout level. They can be blinded or even killed by overflow.
 
2013-02-12 07:24:37 PM  

ssssmashing: Actually kids pumping gas is super dangerous for kids. I used to manage a bunch of gas station and I've seen it first hand - kids' eyes and mouth are right at the fill spout level. They can be blinded or even killed by overflow.


Pretty much this.
 
2013-02-12 07:25:24 PM  

WhippingBoy: Shotgun Justice: Yes, its just fine that you allowed your child to be sprayed with Benzene, Ethylbenzene, Toluene, Xylenes, and other petroleum crap.

/She was charged with child endangerment because being farking stupid isn't illegal.

[www.funnyandjokes.com image 595x564]


Being that I have little empathy for human beings, I still find this picture hilarious.
 
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