Spoiled By Gas Station Attendants: Are New Jerseyans Deprived Of An Important Life Skill?
My sister has invited me on a road trip to bring her daughter back to college. I instantly said, "yes," always happy for an opportunity to spend time with these two. I figured we would tell stories in the car, bond, and laugh our way through our "girls' weekend." My sister had a different vision. She wants me as a passenger so I can pump gas into her car!
I kid you not. She's more than 50 years old, and as a New Jersey resident, never needs to use a gas pump because attendants are always at the ready. Travelling to Pennsylvania? Well, that will require an experienced gas-pumper to be present, so she invited me.
Of course, I will ride along and help when needed. But I'm thinking I can be of greatest service by showing her how to do it herself. Pumping gas is a necessary life-skill, in my opinion. I want her to be able to self-sufficient so that when life takes her to other states, she won't have to ask anyone for help.
My niece does not show any interest in wanting to learn, but I think for current and future generations, I need to teach these two!
Do you think I should show my sister and niece how to dispense gas or just do it for them?