Breakaway News Volume No. 12 Issue No. 3 March 2007

Erin Go Bragh!

It’s March, and that means another type of march: the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade! Along with Gaelic gaiety, this also means street shutdowns to allow for the parade and for marchers to occupy sidestreets. But, with some genuine, leprechaun issue four-leaf clovers, our messengers will still be able to fly through the marchers and deliver your packages. Not even green beer besotted revelers can slow us!

Spring Forward

Daylight Savings Time will, for the first time, begin in March. Normally, DST begins the first Sunday of April. This year, as a result of the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005, the country is going to try it early in an attempt to save energy resources. In any event, we’re going to lose an hour on March 11th (but, you’ll get it back in October), so mark your calendar

Celebrity Products

Breakaway HQ is undergoing a bit of a facelift and we noticed something interesting. Some famous people have products you would never  associate with them in the first place. The one that caught our eye is Kathy Ireland furniture. Kathy Ireland furniture? We decided to try our hand at it, and come fall we’re releasing a line of Breakaway lingerie. Made from 100% spandex, you could say it’s real performance wear.

Veritas Horizon

There are times you wonder when technology really lives up to the promises that it makes. Case in point: our phone system. Basically, Verizon took longer than anticipated to switch our POTS line over to T1, resulting in two hours of busy signals. The problem is fixed now, and you can once again connect with our perky and pleasant phone operators.

March Madness

It wouldn’t be a newsletter about March without even a passing reference to March Madness, the annual college basketball fever that afflicts the nation. As of this writing, UCLA is one step away from the PAC-10 championship, while Memphis has clinched its second straight Conference USA title. Are you infected also? So are a lot of our messengers! Whatever you do, don’t get them started!

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 paper cup in with you, and ask for a refill. The price? Fifty cents.

Trivia Question

America has a long literary tradition that, surprisingly, reaches  back farther than Stephen King. What book is regarded as the first American novel? The first person to answer will get to choose between a coveted Breakaway t-shirt or coffee mug.