As a teen in the late 1960s early ’70s, I worked at a gas station where there was free air for tires [“Vote on free gas-station air put off,” News, March 30]. There’s enough revenue coming into a gas station to supply free air for the customers.
In today’s world, one man runs a whole operation of selling gas, lotto tickets and food. A gas station in the ’60s had a whole workforce to pump gas, check the oil and fill tires.
Maybe we should again pay attendants to pump gas. These are entry-level jobs that are sorely needed, providing work experience for our youth.
Mike Appice, Westbury