So I was at the gym this morning and someone comes up to me and said, “I noticed you were wearing a Penn shirt at the gym last week. Did you go to Penn State?
As I always do, I gracefully replied, “Actually, it’s University of Pennsylvania.. the one in Philadelphia.”
And she replies, “Oh, because I have friends who went to Penn State.”
Then there’s the story from a couple years ago. I was in a Starbucks out here in Los Angeles and there was a guy wearing a Penn sweatshirt. We started chatting for a couple of minutes when a neighboring CHW girl leaned in and asked “Oh, you guys went to Penn State?” The Penn guy with whom I was speaking looked at me and asked “Do you want to take this one or should I?” We both laughed because this wasn’t the first, nor would it be the last time we would have to explain the difference…
If I had a nickel…