On February 9, the New York Times’s Trip Gabriel wrote an amusing account of Pennsylvania’s Sheetz vs. Wawa rivalry, delighting readers near and far. So well-received was the piece, the Inquirer decided to try and write it again. Two months later!*
New York Times
In Pennsylvania, two convenience chains stir tribal loyalties, a commitment as deep as bonds with the Philadelphia Phillies or Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pennsylvania divides a few ways: Phillies vs. Pirates. Democratic ex-factory towns vs. Republican ex-farming townships. Nittany Lions fans vs. everyone else.
You get the idea. [Inquirer]
*Without actually talking to any customers!
Correction: This post originally stated that the Daily News, not the Inquirer published the piece. Call it snarky media criticism karma.