Mitt Romney, being from Michigan, and more recently Massachusetts, probably does not have much experience with Wawa. For those of you who live in Sheetz country, you can get a pretty close comparison to Wawa’s ruthless efficiency on delivering you food. If you can find a good Wawa, you go to the console, pick out your sandwich or other eats, go grab a drink or other convenience store items, then pay for it (the machine prints out a receipt for you to pre-pay, which will then be stamped paid by the cashier.) Usually, if the Wawa is good, and not too busy, you’ll turn around back to the deli counter, and trade a stamped receipt for your Hoagie (not a Sub, as the barbarians call it). Also with Wawa, instead of the standard “Would you like fries with that,” the machine will always ask whether you’d like bacon with that. Doesn’t matter what the sandwich is, they’ll slap some bacon on it for you if you want. They’ll even slap double bacon on if you want. I’ve been to other parts of the country, where there is no Wawa, and other than Sheetz, I haven’t found a whole lot that measures up.
So the fact that Mitt was surprised by this whole process doesn’t mean a whole lot. Wawa is one thing I would sorely miss if I lived somewhere else. Both 7-11 and the gas station convenience stores are ghetto by comparison.