Hurray! St. Louis gas stations are rapidly removing those awful gas pump nozzles with the rippled black plastic sleeves and returning to the skinny hoses and a metal nozzle which fits right in the gas tank opening.
The fat sleeves were originally installed to combat ground level ozone but are no longer needed because cars now have built-in carbon canisters that capture vapors before they escape. This makes me very happy, I noticed this change last week when I got gas. Wow, that black awkward, hard to use sleeve was gone!
The hardest part in using that old nozzle was in trying to fill a gas can for the lawnmower, it meant pushing down on that plastic really hard and often having it spring back and splatter gas all over. Yay. They're gone.