A friend of NewsWorks shared this story with us. There’s no better way to introduce it than to tell you you’ll appreciate its humor, regionality and authenticity.
In line at the Bala Cynwyd Post OfficeWoman at front of line to woman behind her: “That’s a big package. What are you shipping?”Woman next in line (loudly, in a true Philadelphia accent): “Tastykakes. My daughter heard that Tastykake might be going out of business and called me to say she couldn’t live without Tastykakes. And there is this store in Roxborough giving discounts on Tastykakes to help save the business. So here I am.”General laughter in Post OfficeWhen woman gets to counter. Postal Clerk (loudly, in a true Philadelphia accent): “Lady, the postage on this package is going to cost more than the contents.” Woman: “So what! Are you kidding? We’re talkin’ about my DAUGHTER! We’re talkin’ about TASTYKAKES!”General laughter in Post Office
If you haven’t already, re-read that last line of dialog using your best Allen Iverson impersonation (0:50):