reply to Subaru
Re: Oregon motorist billed for ripping off gas pump hose
said by Subaru:You can get distracted in between the process of putting the pump back on its rack and screwing the cap back on.
How do people pump gas but forget to put back on the gas cap or close the cover? I never understood that.
1 - Waiting for your receipt (Cause you need the code for the car wash)
2 - Getting the hose untangled from under your feet
3 - Wanting to pump some more gas into a portable tank for your lawn mower (not stopping to first close the cap on the car). This happened to me once
4 - The wife nagging about something while doing any of the above to contribute to forgetting about the cap.