Being from New Jersey, and now living in New Mexico, I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to pump my own gas. The reason: time and efficiency. In NJ, you’d have to wait forever for someone to come to pump your gas. It seemed the only way you could spur their attention is if you took the initiative to pump it yourself. Then the attendant would come running over making a fuss about it. It’s almost what I would regard as spiteful behavior on the part of the attendant. It should be an option, not a mandate. The same goes for scanning and bagging your own groceries.