Breakaway News Volume No. 10 Issue No. 11 November 2005

Time of Thanks

Breakaway wants to wish our customers a Happy Thanksgiving. While we’re at it, we’d like to say, “Thanks”, to our customers who have made Breakaway the company it is. We couldn’t have done it without you.

New Invoices

It’s been one month since Breakaway New York launched its new management software, and we’ve already gotten feedback regarding the new laser printed invoices. Many customers seem to like it. Others, perhaps feeling nostalgic, miss the old, faded dot-matrix bills. We’re currently working to make the invoices as easy to read as possible, by enlarging the type. If you have a large company or a lot of clients, you can now group your invoices by caller, reference, date and/or department.

Breakaway R & D

Our latest initiative in the Breakaway R&D department was nixed before it even got underway. We were thinking of breeding our own giant Rocs* to fly our messengers throughout the city, but with bird flu making everyone unreasonably nervous, the CDC called to put the kaibosh on that. Anyway, Rocs or not, we can still deliver those Tamiflu pills to your door.

*Bonus t-shirt question: What is a Roc? First person to call Breakaway with the correct answer wins a coveted Breakaway t-shirt.

Mai Fun, Way Fun

Can a man love a lunch item too much? One Breakaway staffer has become so enamored of Singapore Mai Fun, the spicy, curry rice-noodle dish, that he orders it for lunch almost every day. We’re waiting for the accumulated build up of spices to make him spontaneously combust.

Meet the Staff

Name: Chris Bess.

Position: Phone Operator

Nickname: “Coaster Dude.”

Years at Breakaway: Two.

Favorite Customer: Beata at Code.

Favorite Artists: Prince, Stephen King and Tom Otterness.

Likes: Riding newly constructed roller coasters – or any coaster, really.

Dislikes: People who handle his pool cues without asking.

Favorite Saying: “WHERE…IS…IT…GOING?!”


Street Talk

One police officer talking to another.

“I want to talk to you! You were laughing at me while I was punching the wall last night!”

One of thousands of titillating conversations overheard by our couriers every day.

Stump the Band…

Last month, we asked you to tell us the name of the person who tight-roped back and forth between the Twin Towers back in the early 80s. The correct answer is Frenchman Phillipe Lefitte.

T-Shirt Question

What native American food item nearly had the pilgrims starving to death? The first person to call John Handrik with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway t-shirt.