These are 3 things I did (or were done to me) in college that solidified my legacy at Penn State Altoona:
- A gas station called Sheetz (which is a hell of a place for not only gas but made-to-order meals, no-fee ATMs and needs to expand south) used to do their gas pumps by the honor system: Pump as much as you need, then go inside and pay for it. Me, the broke college student, [allegedly] abused this multiple times and Sheetz eventually converted to the no-honor system; which we pegged “Dre-Proofing”.
- I hacked and bullshitted my way through my senior internship working for a guy named Phil Sky. In my defense, Phil Sky didn’t have a clear idea of what the hell he wanted done, and my internship coordinator suggested that internship to me. So there.
- My last college basketball coach Armon Gilliam stated in an interview, when asked a question about dismissing me from the basketball team my junior year, that players with my style were “ruining college basketball.” That was a good one. Gilliam got fired after 3 years at Altoona, FWIW.
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