May 23, 2015
I attended Monmouth College (it used to be "College" at the time - now Monmouth "University") between 1981 & 1985. I lived in Long Branch, West Long Branch, West End, Deal, Asbury Park and several neighboring communities. And while I remember there being "full service" gas stations, (and the air hose that activated the bell so that the attendant can come out to fill your car up), I cannot think of a single instance when I waited for or allowed an attendant to pump my car up with gas... (One reason, I remember, was because I would have felt obligated to tip (I know.. not required) but having been a college kid, I could barely afford the gas let alone the tip). Or may be it was the communities that I lived in where such "laws" were relaxed...
Either way, it matters not now that it has been many years since.