Though they both begin with the same letter, Maryland and Massachusetts aren’t typically confused with each other.
Until Walmart began selling University of Maryland T-shirts with what looks like the outline of Massachusetts.
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Shopper Samantha Ficco noticed it and called out Walmart.
— Samantha Ficco (@Samficco) March 30, 2016
A spokesman for Walmart, though, argued that Maryland and Massachusetts look the same on the map.
@Samficco On the map, MA and MD are shaped somewhat similarly with the exception of that dip. Thanks for reaching out, Samantha! -Marie
— Walmart (@Walmart) March 31, 2016
Not everybody was buying it.
Great job, Marie. Way to double-down on "Maryland and Massachusetts look alike and are basically the same thing" pic.twitter.com/ETkjwBD9AJ
— Garth Shanklin (@GarthShanklin) April 4, 2016
But Monday afternoon, Walmart appeared to acknowledge its mistake.
@Samficco We’re so embarrassed we may never stick our head out of our shell again! Thanks for guiding this lost Terrapin back to MD! -Sonny
— Walmart (@Walmart) April 4, 2016
What do you think? Do the two states look alike?