Get a Life, People

A company called Wawa operates 800 convenience stores in several east coast states, running from Pennsylvania down to Virginia as well as in Florida.  This past week the company opened what it is calling its largest store yet, located near Independence Hall, in Philadelphia. (Because nothing says “historical site” better than a store that sells sodas, cigarettes, and sandwiches?)

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the store opening under a headline that read

New Wawa, the biggest yet, opens to cheers in Philadelphia’s Center City

And just to make sure you didn’t think they were exaggerating, the Inquirer reported that

The opening of Wawa’s new flagship store in Center City Philadelphia Friday was peak Philly, with a parade of mascots, a declaration by Thomas Jefferson, and hundreds of excited Wawa fans who began lining up at the store more than two hours before the doors opened.

Seriously: people who lined up more than two hours before the store opened so they could be among the first to enter what is essentially a 7-Eleven on steroids really, really, REALLY need to get a life.

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  • Scott Wolfinger  On December 16, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Thank you for a brief departure from the normal daily nonsense we all witness. Considering the news stories of recent weeks, this could be classified as a ‘feel good’ story.

    • foureyedcurmudgeon  On December 16, 2018 at 5:57 pm

      It’s funny that you say that: I thought I was actually laying off a lot of the news lately in favor of some lighter stuff. What can get lighter than an entire piece about Tony Orlando and Dawn?

  • Peaches Shimmerdeep  On December 17, 2018 at 7:27 am

    As usual, you make good points. That said, it’s clear you are not a coffee drinker. Although this may be mixing up tag lines, Wawa is the gold standard for having it “your way”.

    • foureyedcurmudgeon  On December 17, 2018 at 8:41 am

      When I was about five years old I tried to sip from my mother’s coffee cup and she told me she’d let me know when I was old enough to drink coffee. Now, Mom’s 84 and I’m 61 and she still hasn’t said a word, so…

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