customers of the Flying J in Checotah, OK, are feeling left out.
The "fishhook" celebrated the re-opening of the I-40
bridge in Webbers Falls on Monday with discounts on gasoline and
soda pop, but no discounts on diesel.
gasoline," says a crew member at the Checotah who works the
fuel desk. When asked if the sale also applied to diesel, he said,
"That's all the corporate office would let us do."
travel center reduced gasoline Monday from $1.27 per gallon to
97-cents per gallon, and soda pop was two cans for $1. Diesel
remained at $1.10 per gallon. Besides celebrating the reopening
of the bridge, Monday was also the store's anniversary.
desk employee said he had to direct traffic in the parking lot
and nearby street because the cars were stacked up all the way
to US 69, which is 300 feet from the store.
Falls bridge had been closed since the May towboat catastrophe
that took 14 lives. The bridge reopened July 29.
-- René Tankersley, feature editor