Breakaway News Volume No. 24 Issue No. 3 March 2019

Happy and Green

 It’s March, and that means it’s time to get ready for some important festivities. By the time you receive this newsletter, Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday will already have happened and the Lenten season begun. March 17th brings Saint Patrick’s Day, and that means a parade! It also means that major avenues will be affected, so plan your deliveries accordingly. Our army of cycling leprechauns are standing by.

 Clam Bake

 So there we were, sitting in the office with our new water-tight shoes, when we noticed that the airtight seal was making our feet sweat and feel clammy. Which got us wondering: What does “clammy” mean? That is, how did we get to use that word for it? What are clammy feet, after all? Is it because you would go clamming with them, and pick up clams with your toes? Wading about in clam beds? And what is it about cold, clammy feet that feels so horrible? With cold feet, you back out of a deal; what does one do with clammy feet? All we know is we put on some dry socks and feel much better!

 Daylight Bright

 On March 10th, it’s happening. Yep, it’s time for Daylight Savings Time. At 2:00 am on March 10th, the clocks will spring forward one hour. Don’t get caught by surprise, otherwise you’ll find yourself an hour late!

 Seasonal Start

 March brings more than Daylight Savings and leprechauns. For those of us who are cycling mad, it heralds the start of the European road cycling season. Parity seems to be the big theme now, meaning parity between the men’s and women’s races. As there should be, since at the Omloop race, the women’s race was going so fast, they were about to catch the men’s. That’ll keep the boys on their toes!

New Name, Same Biz

 For those of our customers who don’t know already, it’s time to inform you that Maria Ortiz is no longer our AR manager. Not to worry, you can still pay your bills online or send in your checks to our new Accounts Receivable Manager, Stephanie Zelaya. Please update your records and feel free to contact Stephanie at 646-674-8327 with any questions about your bill.

 Snowpocalypse Never

 So, Sunday night, we looked out our window, and saw a very steady snowfall blanketing the area. Naturally, we made plans to get in early and avoid the chaos, but a funny thing happened: The chaos never materialized. The roads were clear, public transport was good, even the LIRR was on time! Yet suddenly, no one is at work! The higher temps have melted a lot of the snow, so go ahead and call us. We need something to do.

 Stump the Band

 Last month we asked “who is the only former SS officer buried at Arlington National Cemetery?” Answer: Larry Thorne, born Lauri Torni in his native Finland. He served as a Finnish officer, an SS officer, and lastly as an American soldier, dying in Vietnam.

 T-Shirt Question

 Which coffee brand popular among Hispanics was founded in the Bronx? The first person to call Gil Ortiz at 646-674-8323 with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway T-shirt.