A Minnesota gas station is letting its customers know how it feels about them as national fuel prices continue to soar.
“We also hate our gas prices,” the owners of Murphy’s Service Center wrote on the sign outside the St. Anthony station – where prices soared to $4.72 a gallon last week, WCCO-TV reported.
Gas station owner Chuck Graff told the outlet, “It’s just our way of letting customers know we feel their pain.”
The recognition comes as the national fuel cost average jumped to nearly $5 a gallon, with gasoline prices hitting a record high in the United States for the past 13 consecutive days.
Meanwhile, 21 states, as well as Washington, DC, topped $5 a gallon for unleaded.
“If you don’t have a humor about it, you’re going to sit there and cry,” said one of Graff’s clients, Kyle Mohs. “They can’t do anything about it either, so paying $5 a gallon for gas hurts the wallet, but it has to be done.”
Another customer, Daud Nooh, said the price of filling his tank prompted him to start driving his sedan and give up his big truck.
“With the other car I was driving, it cost almost $100 to fill up,” Nooh told WCCO. “With this one, I’m driving here, it’s $50, so that’s a big drop.
“It’s good that they’re having fun with it,” Nooh said of the station sign. “I mean, life always has its challenges, so it’s good to put some humor in life.”