There’s only one I’ve noticed (here in San Antonio) and it’s in the “old money” part of the city…the gas is like fifty cents more there, give or take, and I’ve never gone there…but friends tell me that they only have one “self-serve” pump and the rest are full-service…which is annoying if they’re busy and you just want to pump your gas and get on your way…
When I was a kid I vaguely recall full-service stations, but as an adult I’ve never used one…and like I said, there may be more than one here but I have yet to run across it.
My SO is from Connecticut and he says that on the east coast there are unions that protect full-service gas stations, so you CAN’T pump it yourself, and lots of people never pump their own gas. I don’t recall what specific regions he mentioned, but apparently it’s not uncommon for whole areas to only have full-service stations.
As for me…I don’t like getting gas but I don’t like it the same way I don’t like stopping to pick up dinner vs. delivery. It’s just me being lazy. I wouldn’t willingly pay somebody to pump my gas.
As a postscript…my ex-boyfriend’s mother is in her sixties and has never put gas in anything. She got married at 18 and every week her husband fills up her car. He did it then and he still does it now. She’s never once put gas in her own vehicle and has no idea how to do it.
And I don’t know whether that’s romantic and adorable or just appalling.