Convenience Store Owner Finds Unique Solution To Changing Gas Price Sign

By: Marie Luby Email
By: Marie Luby Email

A Clay County gas station owner finds a unique solution to changing her gas prices sign twice a day.

We show you how she took matters into her own hands and what some customers are saying about it.

Drivers beware: if you need to fill up at Lando's in Fall Rock it's going to cost you an arm and a leg, and nine tenths of a cent.

“The main reason why I changed it is because I hate changing the sign every day,” Melanda Hacker said.

“We just went to the store and got plexi-glass, and I taped it off and spray painted it,” Hacker said.

Customers we talked to don't mind not knowing the exact price.

It's a welcome laugh for those who see no end to rising prices.

“Especially, people like me, you know, that work at restaurant jobs, minimum wage, making about 5-85 an hour. It makes it rough just trying to get back and forth to work nowadays,” Natoshia Hibbard said.

“It's real hard on people and you can see it, you can see it. I mean they come in and get four dollars, just to get where they're going and back,” Hacker said.

Store owner Melanda Hacker says she's got to keep the comedy fresh.

“If it goes up to four dollars we were thinking about putting 'first born' on it,” Hacker said.

Natoshia Hibbard's first child is due in August… she hopes it won't come to that.

Melanda Hacker says many drivers stop to take pictures of her sign.

In fact we found out about her story from a picture sent to us by one of you!

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  • by Anonymous Location: Ky on Jun 4, 2008 at 11:58 AM
    The arm and a leg thing is all over the internet, so is "first born." I have received this same joke in several emails. If you really want to be original and get some positive feedback, advertise your gas for free. I know I would frequent your store after that and I'm sure many others would also.
  • by sharon Location: manchester on Jun 4, 2008 at 08:06 AM
    What a gimmic(snake oil) but WYMT provided them FREE advertising on such a ploy--don't you t.v. folks have something better to comment on?????????????????????????
  • by Melony Location: Burning Springs on Jun 4, 2008 at 07:07 AM
    I loved the story. The sign has given my family a chuckle during these hard times of rising gas prices. I think Melanda (the owner) has a great sense of humor and is surely a nice person to all her customers.
  • by Tom Location: Hazard on Jun 4, 2008 at 06:24 AM
    I cant believe that this story actually made the news. This "arm & leg" gag has been done many times before.
  • by stephanie Location: manchester ky on Jun 3, 2008 at 07:55 PM
    i love the way i was enterviewed for the gas sign that was posted in clay co the station name was langs arm and a leg i went home to watch myself on the news and i wasn`t on there so thank you for my time for your camara today.


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