Math: It's hard, especially if you're a convenience store like, say, Wawa. But don't worry—best friend to the Internet, George Takei, is here to clear everything up.
Takei recently posted up an image of none other than a Wawa coffee cup to his massively popular Facebook page (7.4 million likes and counting) with a few sections underlined:
Yes, because math, indeed. Takei apparently took this perceived error to heart, calling the labels "rather misleading." As you can imagine, the comments section of the post has gone into full-fervor mode, with Wawa's endless line of zealots (AKA us) kindly—and not so kindly—explaining why, in fact, Wawa is never wrong. Like, ever.
And, in this case, it turns out they are correct—so, you know, kudos to the company for knowing its own history. As it turns out, Wawa began its existence in 1803, moving into dairy production in the 1890s and giving rise to the notion that people have enjoyed their products "for over 100 years."
The first retail store, located in Delaware County's Folsom neighborhood, wasn't opened until 1964, which gives us the whole "smiling 50 years later" thing. Tough to smile at someone without a storefront to do it in, it seems.
So, at best, Takei's issue with Wawa's cup advertising ultimately can be chalked up to confusion—at worst, misleading language. However, it is good to know that someone is out there waiting, watching for the convenience stores of America to slip up on their disposables. After all, everyone needs an editor.
And Wawa, well, they ended up with George Takei.