10 Things to do besides wait in line at Which Wich

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer

Which Wich is the campus’ latest installment in the food business. Dubbed as awesome, delicious and “way better than Subway” by junior Anthony McMillan, this sandwich shop has stolen the hearts of many Mercer Bears in just a short period of time. If only waiting in line was that quick as well.

The long lines of Which Wich have made it difficult for students to indulge in the wide variety of sandwiches offered.

Despite its popularity, waiting in line isn’t for all of us, so here are 10 things you can do instead.

1. Fill out extra paper bags

If you are racing against the clock and really want to limit as much waiting time as you can, have paper bags already pre-filled. That way, you won’t have to bump butts with anyone through the line with excessive “excuse me’s” just to make an order. Have about 5 or 6 pre-filled bags at a time and stuff them in your bookbag. Neatly, of course.

2. Go to the Caf and have someone call you when your order is ready

The cafeteria workers will remark that you can’t walk out and walk back into the Caf, so make a friend that ordered later than you, and ask them to call or text you when your order is ready. In the meanwhile, go get lunch at the Caf (it’s not ALWAYS that bad). You can eat the sandwich for dinner. Two birds, one stone.

3. Go to the Caf and get a to-go box

Alternatively, you can pay for a to-go box (which is completely refundable with receipt), and save food from the Caf as dinner. If you’re really feeling picky, you can travel to the Farmer’s Market to get your food.

4. Clean out your emails/organize your emails

Pretty self-explanatory. An organized student is a successful student.

5. Make a to-do list for tomorrow

This is based off of the famous quote “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Get productive. Get proactive. Make use of that waiting time.

6. Do your homework/review notes

You say you’re going to review your notes right after class, but you never do. Now you have no choice but to!

7. Call your family back home

Just because they got you grounded or ate your food doesn’t mean you can’t check in on them and right about now you’re probably thinking back fondly on your fridge at home. Say hello to remind them you still exist.

8. Budget your meal plan

How will you eat for the rest of the week? How many meal swipes do you have? How many meals in general do you have? What are you eating for dinner? Are you eating healthy?

9. Learn military time—Because why not?

You might as well calculate how long it will take to get your food anyway.

10. Meditate and appreciate life

It’s a privilege to be waiting in line for food, you know.