Neil: I have this fun idea we can do for our blogs. You realize the Phillies and the Yankees are in the World Series. You live in Philadelphia. I live in New York. So, we can do one of those publicity stunts like the mayors of the competing cities do — where if the Yankees win, you are forced to eat a bagel and lox, and if the Phillies win, I will have to eat a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. And the loser has to post a photo on the blog as punishment.
Philly Girl: Doesn’t seem like much of a punishment. I like bagels and lox.
Neil: That’s true. And I like a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich.
Philly Girl: If anything, I don’t like Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches.
Neil: OK, so maybe YOU should eat one if you lose… wait, that doesn’t make much sense. Besides, I like both of bagels and lox and Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches. What would I eat?
Philly Girl: Isn’t there some sort of New York food that you don’t like? Hot dogs?
Neil: Like them.
Philly Girl: What else is there?
Neil: I can’t think of one right now.
Philly Girl: I don’t really hate Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches. I just don’t eat them. They are high in fat.
Neil: But you eat bagels and lox? That is high in fat with the cream cheese, no?.
Philly Girl: I use low-fat cream cheese.
Neil: Philadelphia brand cream cheese! Isn’t that ironic? Everyone in New York also uses Philadelphia brand cream cheese!
Philly Girl: Never thought about it. Do they make Philadelphia brand cream cheese in Philadelphia?
Neil: I have no idea. I think we are striking out with the food gimmick. Maybe the loser should be forced to sing a song on his blog. Like you would have to sing “New York, New York.”
Philly Girl: And you?
Neil: I got it. Elton John’s “Philadelphia Freedom.”
Philly Girl: My microphone on my laptop is broken.
Neil: Damn. I’m not sure mine works either.
Philly Girl: Are you really into this baseball game?
Neil: I don’t even like the Yankees.
Philly Girl: I can’t even name one player on the Phillies. Until you mentioned it, I didn’t know that they were in the World Series.
Neil: I think they are. I think they beat the Dodgers in the National League. Let me go on Google and check. (after checking) Yes.
Philly Girl: So?
Neil: You ever been to the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia?
Philly Girl: I have been!
Neil: That is such a cool museum! You should come to New York some day. We can go to the Met.
Philly Girl: I think I’ll be there at Christmas time.
Neil: Cool. We should get together.
Philly Girl: Sure. OK, gotta go. Good luck with the Yankees.
Neil: Good luck with the Phillies! May the best team win!