Today, I had to buy gas in Oregon. Usually, I try to gas up just before I enter Oregon, in protest of their anachronistic laws making self-service gasoline illegal. Unfortunately, I had not choice but to stop in a station in Portland. Because of this government mandate, I had to sit in my car for 5 minutes waiting futilely for service. Getting none, I finally got out and gassed up myself. The state-mandated car-fueling employee, who couldn't manage to get to me to fill up my car, was at my car in 5 seconds once he saw that I was impinging on his territory by gassing up my own vehicle. I told him full service was not service at all if I had to wait five minutes, and he could have me arrested if he wanted. For the rest of the time I gassed my car, I was subjected to an ignorant left-coast lecture on how the mandate created jobs. All this lecture took place, of course, while other customers waited for service. I wonder what it would feel like to know with absolute certainty that your job was completely useless and existed only because of a trick of legislation. People who owe their jobs to the government are always a lot more vigilent about protecting their turf than they are about providing service.