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So this happened...

I was at the check out line at the supermarket and the guy asked me a question so I answered.  

Checkout Guy "Are you American"
Me Yes
COG I love Americans.  Where are you from?
Me Philadelphia
(This is usually when I get a blank stare and I say 2 hours south of NYC.)

Few seconds go by.
COG WAIT!  Philly!!
Me Yes.
COG- NO WAY!
Like the Fresh Prince!
Mo Town Philly?!  
No Way!  
Philly!

Me Yes.
COG- NO Way.  I have always wanted to go, that is so amazing!
Me most people don't know where it is, when I say Philadelphia.  
COG- Oh no, I do!  
Have you ever been to Montana?  
Me No
COG Just wondering.


That was weird.  I don't usually have convos like that at all.  If people comment about me being American in London, they do not know where Philadelphia for the most part and way to bring up Boyz II Men!  

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    edited December 2011
    Boyz II Men took over the world in the 90's!  LOL
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    edited December 2011
    This conversation just kinda made my day.
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    edited December 2011
    That is funny. When I was in Italy one of the restaurant owners asked where we were from and I said Philadelphia and he said, "Oh, Bruce!" And before I could correct him about that being New Jersey he grabs a guitar and starts playing & singing, "Streets of Philadelphia".

    We wound up hanging around with him and having a sing-a-long for hours....good times.
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    edited December 2011
    haha Montana.... of all places why Montanta?  Is there anything even out there. 
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    That's awesome! I <3 Boyz II Men. Did any of you see them when they were at Penns Landing around the 4th of July a few years ago? Man it was packed, but so awesome!
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    How funny and how random that he went from philly to middle of the country
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    Haha. I appreciate his Fresh Prince reference.

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    haha thats awesome!
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    Cackle - I saw BIIM twice... both times in AC though.
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    edited December 2011
    Super jealous Hilary. Boyz II Men was supposed to be my very first concert, until my parents found out my friend's 25 year old brother (who my dad knew, and was an Eagle Scout and everything) was taking us and not her parents, and they told me I couldn't go. I was so mad at them! So my first concert ended up being.....Reba. I love her and all, but Boyz II Men would have been a way better first concert, heh.
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    haha this made my day!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-philadelphia_this-happened?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:105Discussion:e865c160-d4b3-4d4c-babd-56ed613ed3ffPost:25df0e9a-a6d4-4cf5-9a3a-c38b50c6e752">Re: So this happened...</a>:
    [QUOTE]haha Montana.... of all places why Montanta?  Is there anything even out there. 
    Posted by amy727[/QUOTE]

    <div>Yeah, no idea but people don't know US geography in general.  </div><div>
    </div><div>Usually people know NYC, Orlando, Vegas, and LA.  So he came up with two odd places.  </div>
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    hahaha Nice!  When I was in Italy a guy asked me where I was from.  When i said Philly, he said 'oh like the cheese.'  I can only assume he meant philadelphia cream cheese.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-philadelphia_this-happened?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:105Discussion:e865c160-d4b3-4d4c-babd-56ed613ed3ffPost:1f260bc0-44f1-4b10-a698-9db28989d250">Re: So this happened...</a>:
    [QUOTE]hahaha Nice!  When I was in Italy a guy asked me where I was from.  When i said Philly, he said 'oh like the cheese.'  I can only assume he meant <strong>philadelphia cream cheese.</strong>
    Posted by QTsgirl522[/QUOTE]

    <div>Oh good point!  I get that as well.  Also they call it Philadelphia here not cream cheese, it's weird.  They also use it in odd ways like on pasta.  </div><div>
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    I love cream cheese on pasta.  I'm assuming you meant melted down into a sauce though?   Not like a stick of cream cheese on top of the pasta.
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    Obviously Motown Philly's back again...
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