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By Anonymous - / Monday 15 March 2010 04:34 / United States
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  AziraLevana  |  2

What the hell was she doing using her mobile phone while refuelling, anyway? Here (Australia) there are always signs up warning people not to use radio/current-emitting devices while operating petrol bowsers.

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  simmer88  |  0

And its illegal to let anyone under 16 use the petrol pump. I've seen kids/their parents get yelled at by the employees at the petrol station and asked to leave because its so dangerous.

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  TheRipper_fml  |  0

Two things: First of all, there is no age specification to pump gas in the states. I've seen youngsters pumping gas countless times and nobody has ever said a word to them BECAUSE THERE'S NO REASON TO. Second, all gas pumps have safety mechanisms that do not allow you to "spray" the pump unless the mechanism is cocked back either by your car's tank opening or your hand, so this FML is a load of shit.

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  TheRipper_fml  |  0

Unless the kid was pumping diesel, which often doesn't have said mechanism. BUT anyone who has ever seen the way gas comes out of a pump knows it has no distance and there's no way it could have sprayed OP unless they were standing right next to the kid, which obviously was not the case because OP said the kid and lady were in front of her/him.

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  TrekkieGirl  |  0

Where the hell were you pumping gas, OP? Most pumps are so spaced apart, that the person in front, behind or on side of you could never spray you....especially not unintentionally. If he pulled the hose over near you and you watched him do it, then you're an idiot for letting it happen. However, most pump hoses don't extend far enough for this to have been this big of an issue.

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  Dotters0420  |  0

I live in Virginia, and managed a gas station. All of the gas pumps had signs that said you needed to be at least 16 to pump gas. We also had a kid about the age of 3-4 who pulled the gas handle out of his mother's car, completely covering himself in gas. We had to call an ambulance and everything...

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  Shadow14l  |  0

#52 one time I got sprayed the machine because it was broken. It went all over me and my car. It's definitely possible for this to happen if there's enough pressure.

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  Felendris  |  0

can cell phones really cause gas station fires?... ... ... *puts down phone* >_< I live in NY, and I've NEVER seen age requirements, yet I haven't seen any children pumping either.

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  bugmenotmofo  |  33

Um I always read on the pump's handel that anyone who does not have a drivers' license is not authorized to pump the gas. Too bad I found this out years after my step dad deliberately made me pump the gas every time we were out.

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  bugmenotmofo  |  33

Um I always read on the pump that anyone who does not have a drivers' license is not authorized to pump the gas. Too bad I found this out years after my step dad deliberately made me pump the gas every time we were out.

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  cmyk  |  19

where i live its 16 age limit, and you can spray yourself if you don't pay attention. i would have screamed at the mum and made her pay up for all my ruin clothes, wasted time as the gas is toxic so you need to go to hospital which SHE should pay for. problem solved!

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  tksiow  |  2

yr post is full of shit, theres no such safety device, i ride a bike and i leave the nozzle about an inch from the opening and spray it in.

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  Feklfekl2222  |  32

That's one he'll of an idiot, letting her kid pump petrol that you have to be over 16 to do and answering her phone in a petrol station something that's illegal. I would have reported her

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  TheRipper_fml  |  0

Here in the US, there are signs that warn you about the possible static charge that cell phone use can cause and the possibility of an explosion occurring due to said charge, but there are no laws or rules against. The chances of something exploding due to a cell phone are about as slim as getting struck by lightning.

By  wordgirl  |  0

Girlie, seriously: you're lucky to be alive. So much could have gone horribly wrong with that scenario, and that mother should be evaluated by Family and Children's Services. What she did is so irresponsible as to be probably criminal. I'm sure that there's an age at which you should be disallowed from pumping gasoline unsupervised. Just ONE situation of a person's cell phone sparking or lighter/charger outlet for a cell phone and the gas sprayed into that car, or a person standing a distance away but smoking... Or, if you'd left the gas station and encountered any spark or flame at any point between the gas station and your home... Some people are too stupid to have kids.

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  42billybob  |  5

1. there is not age restriction to pump gas. (it is not criminal) 2. she was not the one pumping gas so her being on a cell phone is irrelevant 3. mythbusters + cell phone gas fire episode (it's HARD to light a gas station aflame with a cell phone when you're TRYING). i will however agree with you in that the kid should have been supervised (or in the VERY least told to release the handle first).

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  Kodak18  |  0

How about snopes, then? No evidence has ever been found of a cell phone triggering an explosion at the pump, and fires that HAVE been attributed to cell phones have been found, on further investigation, to have resulted from something else.

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  paks7  |  0

actually there is an age restriction to pump gas, and by the sounds of the comments, this is the case in multiple countries. and ok so maybe starting a fire is unlikely...mythbusters said it was HARD not IMPOSSIBLE so you go ahead and use your phone and when you blow the place up i'm sure we'll all think you deserve it.

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  kbolt88  |  0

Obviously%2C+since+the+united+states+are+fucked%2C+there+are+different+restrictions+in+different+states+allowing+or+disallowing+children+to+pump+gas.+Either+way%2C+the+lady+was+completely+retarded.+Stupid+people+should+be+evaluated+before+they+are+allowed+to+breed.++++

By  Giorgio272  |  2

wow what a dumb bitch. letting a minor pump gas that of course doesn't know how. then answering her phone. sounds like that bitch was on a suicide mission trying to blow the place. I feel sorry for ya having to deal with that. get the dumb bitch to pay for the clothing. or torch her car whatever you feel is best.

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