Can’t We All Just Go To Wawa?

Wawa Storefront Picture

There’s no evil, no hate, no race, no religion, no politics, no divisiveness (at Wawa). Just a fellow human being holding the door for the next person as they come together to get gas, a cup of coffee, a pack of smokes, a sizzili or a hoagie.

Perhaps I’m naive or being simplistic, but nothing convinces me of the capacity of human beings for kindness more than a trip to Wawa. (Or sheetz, or Qwik-e-mart or whatever your local convenience store is called)

No matter which location I visit, almost EVERYONE holds the door for the next person, and almost everyone says thank you.

There’s nothing more or less happening in that moment than people extending or appreciating a simple courtesy.

There’s no evil, no hate, no race, no religion, no politics, no divisiveness. Just a fellow human being holding the door for the next person as they come together to get gas, a cup of coffee, a pack of smokes, a sizzili or a hoagie.

With evil in the world and imperfect human beings forced to make sense of life’s problems, I’m not saying that a trip to Wawa will provide the answers.

I’m also in no way suggesting that perpetrators of evil should not be held accountable for their actions.

But maybe, before we set out on our respective journeys through life, we can all meet first at Wawa and hold the door for each other (and say thank you)

Perhaps the awareness that almost all of us extends a courtesy and expresses gratitude to the strangers around us every day will set our minds right as we each contemplate the next steps we hope to take toward making the world a better, safer place.

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