Gas station manager fired after accidentally setting price at 69 cents per gallon, costing station $16,000 — but customers sure were smiling

Gas station manager fired after accidentally setting price at 69 cents per gallon, costing station ,000 — but customers sure were smiling

A northern California gas station manager was fired after accidentally setting the price of premium at 69 cents per gallon last week, costing the station $16,000, KFSN-TV reported.

But customers sure were happy for the few hours the price stayed so low.

What are the details?

“I looked at the numbers, and it was 69 cents a gallon,” Darryl Surita told KOVR-TV. “So you know what I did? I hit that button, and it started pumping, and the dollar sign just stayed low.”

The last time prices were so cheap was 1978, when the average gallon of gas across America could be had for 65 cents.

Not surprisingly, a ton of folks started showing up at the Shell station on Sunrise Boulevard and White Rock Road in Rancho Cordova.

“It was crazy,” Eddie Surita added to KOVR. “It turned into a circus within a matter of minutes.”

Darryl Surita also took note of something not typically seen at gas stations these days.

“I started looking around, and everybody had a smile … and they kinda were not looking at you in your eyes,” he told the station.

KOVR said a decimal point was misplaced, changing the price from $6.99 per gallon to 69 cents per gallon.

“I’ve never seen gas this price in my lifetime, could you imagine that?” Darryl Surita added to the station. “This is history right here.”

To top it off, the error took three hours to fix, KOVR added.

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