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January 30, 2010

Cruizer’s delivering warm food, atmosphere

DUNCAN — On a day when people are doing what they can to get by with little or no power in Duncan, Jimmy Bishop and Cruizer’s Pit Stop were offering all they had to help the citizens of Duncan stay warm and keep full.

Cruizer’s was one of the few businesses open on the east side of Duncan Saturday morning. Bishop said that on a normal Saturday morning he would only have a couple employees working, but asked for all hands on deck yesterday.

“I’ve got five people here now and we’re still having trouble keeping up,” Bishop said Saturday morning as he pumped gas for a customer.

Bishop, who had just come from working 41 hours straight for Bishop Electric, said he was running on about four hours of sleep but didn’t mind one bit being out in the cold pumping gas for people.

“It’s fun. I like doing this,” Bishop said. “I like mingling with the people.”

Bishop got his fill of mingling with customers Saturday as he was almost constantly waving new customers up to his only pump open at the time.

“The other guy I had helping me pump this morning is one of my electricians,” Bishop said. “He came in for breakfast and offered to jump on a pump to help. As soon as he left I had to shut down that pump and I’ve only got the one open right now.”

Even though Bishop was only running one gas pump, Cruizer’s was running on constant power from PSO. Cruzier’s got its electric service turned on late Friday night. However, Bishop did run off of generators for a short time on Friday to help fill up some of the city vehicles.

“I knew last night we were going to have power today (Saturday) so I planned on being open,” Bishop said.

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