I had my 30th high school reunion this past weekend…wow, nothing like a reunion to give you a good ‘ol slap of reality upside your head, huh? Reunions kinda follow a script…like those reality shows that are supposedly ‘real’…there’s always someone who’s aged well, someone who hasn’t, people you don’t recognize, wives and kids you’ve never met…and there’s always those people that don’t show up that you wish had been there so you could catch up. There’s usually the imbibing of yummy intoxicants, which leads to revelations about the past that are as earth-shattering as your favorite character on Game Of Thrones being killed off suddenly…and the mandatory group photo that winds up on social media so the people who weren’t there can feel bad, guilty, or glad about missing out. You’re probably expecting me to have a bunch of snarky, sarcastic comments about reunions, but honestly…it was a great time and I enjoyed catching up with my old classmates and seeing what they’re up to nowadays. It was a nice break from the daily overdose of political poop and general stupidity that I’m used to…and the best part? A lot of them thought I was a nice guy…boy, they don’t know me very well, do they….
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