Breakaway News Volume No. 12 Issue No. 2 February 2007


We Deliver Love

February is here and that means that sweethearts across the nation will be thinking of ways they can outdo the romantic hijinks they cooked up last Valentine’s Day. We may not be able to help you with setting up the ultimate romantic ski vacation, but we can deliver the tickets, the skis, and whatever other equipment and/or edibles to make your Valentine’s unforgettable.

Going Sideways

Napa Valley Vintners was in a fix. They had seven pallets of wine stranded in a warehouse in NJ without any way to get it to various wine tasting events throughout NYC. Naturally, after hearing about us through the grapevine, they called Breakaway! We picked up the wine, held it at our facility, handled the logistics, and we delivered the goods to waiting oenophiles across NYC. How can we save you?

Sinking Feeling

The horror! The drama! The humanity! The dirty dishes! Yes, the kitchen sink at Breakaway headquarters was out for the last week or so, having been clogged with food. Naturally, we called the plumber, but it turned out to be a challenge for him. Plunging produced no results. Lye and Pequa (a type of super draino) proved to be ineffective. In the end, he had to snake out the pipes, which finally worked. But not before we had accumulated one heck of a dishwashing chore.

Cold At Last

Now this is more like it! New Year’s Day, it was 70 degrees out. Last week in January, in the twenties, like a good New York City winter oughta be. Now we can complain about the cold properly, and say how we can’t wait for the summer heat.

Press One

This month we will be installing a new phone system to take advantage of all the features that the internet has brought. Theoretically, we could be in Hawaii and still answer the phone.  While we’ve long resisted automated operators, when you call Breakaway you will be asked to press 1 for biking or 2 for trucking. You can, of course, always push zero to talk to your favorite phone op. Plus, the new phone system comes in magenta.

Stump the Band

Last month, we asked a real dome-scratcher. We wanted to know at what chain you could still get a good coffee deal, with the added hint that there’s a trick involved. We didn’t think it’d be that hard, but only one customer tried it. The answer: Starbucks! The trick involved is to bring a starbucks cup in with you, and ask for a refill. The price for a refill is fifty cents.