For all of the Virginia residents, Wawa is a pretty common occurence. It is not unusual for you to hear a friend say “Hey I need to stop and get gas from Wawa” or “I really want a Wawa hoagie.” Wawa is more than a convience store, it is the life jacket that keeps William and Mary up.
Wawa is open 24 hours a day and has a staff of people that are really nice to all of the WM students. I will go in there to pick up a soda on my way to class and end up talking about the weather with the clerk for a good 10 minutes. Whatever a students needs, Wawa is ready to help out.
For the student who has been up all night, Wawa serves amazing coffee to keep him or her up. For the teacher that needs a snack on the way to class, Wawa is full of great food all day. And for me, the kid who runs out of deodorant on his way to work, Wawa keeps a small, but useful supply of grooming tools. I can tell you that one more than one occasion Wawa has been there for me.
I know it may sound lame to write about how a convience store has changed my college career, but it is Wawa that I get many of my best stories. I have made friendships waiting in line for my sandwich. I have spent time with others on the walks from my dorm. And I have learned that no matter what, at the end of the day, Wawa has the perfect cure to any sickness…