BYE REGGIE…OBSO ON T.O.

Alan J. Schwarz
6 min readDec 3, 2020

During my University career I had a friend who lived in a different residence by the name of Reggie Wolfson.

Reggie was a very much disliked person because of his enormous ego. I personally thought Reggie was a kick. He was basically harmless, he just wanted and liked to be the center of attention. The funny thing about Reggie was that even with a borderline personality he was extremely smart.

Reggie with his inflated sense of self worth was a winner. He scored regularly with the women, and was able to make strong and lasting impressions on Professors and fellow students. He was known for monopolizing tutorials.

I will never forget when our residence floor played Reggie’s floor in a hockey game. All the guys on my team kept chanting ‘’Flatten Wolfson’’, he was a marked man from the minute he stepped on the ice. Every player on our team took a run at him and he got severely belted around. When one of our guys checked a smaller player into the boards, his teammates flew to his defense, when Reggie was hit with an obvious high stick in the mouth, his teammates on the bench applauded.

The score in the hockey game was tied four all with ten seconds left in the game when Reggie jumped over the boards and onto the ice. One of our players slashed him, but Reggie grabbed the puck and headed towards the net. He wound up and fired a slap shot from above the blue line. The clock read one second when the goalie missed stopping the puck and the goal was scored. Reggie threw up his arms in exaltation, everybody else headed to the dressing rooms. It was typical Reggie.

I went out with a girl who had dated Reggie, and even though they had broken up she seemed obsessed with the guy. Whatever I wanted to do with her (go to a nice restaurant, go to the movies) it brought back memories of Reggie. The relationship ended one night after we had had made passionate love when she remarked ‘’I wonder what Reggie Wolfson is doing.’’

Near the end of the University year recruiters from various corporations came on campus to hire new employees. I applied to work with a media company that was extremely diverse and growing at an incredible pace.

My first interview went superbly and the company sent me an airline ticket to visit their head office in Vancouver.

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Alan J. Schwarz

Alan Schwarz loves life. He is the founder of JAMS Productions, a television production company based in Toronto . His passion is writing.