Sheetz has had those sandwich menu touch pad thingys for what, 15 years now? Well, knock Mitt Romney over with a feather.
On a visit to Wawa in Pennsylvania, the putative GOP presidential nominee was absolutely floored by such cutting-edge technology. It’s yet another sign of how out of touch he is with the average Joe.
And it’s reminiscent of President George’s H.W. Bush’s amazement with supermarket-scanner technology, which he discovered while making a rare visit to a supermarket, more than a decade after scanners were introduced.
From Yahoo News:
What inspired him: A computer at Wawa that allows customers to type in what they want on a sandwich, as opposed to ordering it through a human cashier. It was a technology, he said, that had been fostered by competition—competition he said the federal government lacks in delivering its services to Americans. He said the government’s lack of competition and bureaucracy was hurting the United States in keeping jobs that are moving to other countries.
But more than anything, Romney seemed blown away by the Wawa computers, which he raved about.
“You press a little touchtone key pad… You touch this, touch this, touch this, go pay the cashier, and there’s your sandwich,” Romney said. “It’s amazing!”