A few months ago, Ann and I were on a road trip through New Jersey. The route was carefully mapped out to ensure we hit as many as possible in a given area. We pulled up to our third stop and walked up to the door. Just as we got there, a worker came and locked it in our faces. “We are closed!” she stated. Closed??? A Wawa closed at 11 am? This was unheard of. They let out the remaining customers one at a time, and Ann and I did not budge. We watched several hopeful customers walk up to the door only to find it locked. They walked away disappointed, but we stood our ground. We had driven a far distance for this Wawa, and we were not about to leave with a stone unturned. Eventually, the workers started to realize that we were not going anywhere so they came to speak to us. We begged if we could run in and purchase just 1 thing. Finally, they agreed. I never worked so quickly. We bought a drink and were shooed out; however, we hadn’t been given a receipt. I was not moving! She grudgingly returned to the counter and printed out my receipt. We were reminded of an important lesson; this mission will require persistence, and this time our persistence paid off.