Don’t you hate all the hype?
Everybody is always trying to sell you something! Trying to convince you – that, well, ‘you need to pay attention’.
But when business is humming – it gets really, well, boring.
But then things change!
It’s sort of like you have arrived in one of those old TV Batman episodes
Queue the music
WHAM! (a band stole that one!)
Whenever I see customer sign-up coming through our system. I think ‘Hey, another company just signed up’!
I wish they would just say something like
“Murray, it’s the hotline… Commissioner Gordon is on the phone!”
And then I’d say something like
“Hi Commissioner Gordon. What is the problem? Penguin Trucking in trouble? Riddler Logistics going in circles? Or do customers think they are dealing with a Joker of a company? “
And he might say something like.
“No Prattman – we have a terrible problem. Not just in Gotham City but all over the nation. Trucks and trailers everywhere, drivers not getting paid on time, regulators exasperated and staff ready to quit because their commissions aren’t correct!”
And I will look over to Robin and he will say
“Holy ClusterMess Prattman. We have to fix that”
And then I will say
“To the Development Cave Robin!”
Then we will jump into the Pratt-Mobile (my 2004 Silver Odyssey with a dent in the back bumper) and head out to fight off Egghead and Mr. Freeze, to see customers and have them login to Tailwind trucking software (no need for downloads!) – and go on crime fighting sprees against inefficiency and disorganization. Then we would head back to the Tailwind Pratt-Cave and we would sit down in our smoking jackets and one of those new- fangled vapey thingies!
And we would be satisfied! But no one would know. I would look like just another middle-aged stressed out tech executive and Robin would look like a just another up and coming Development guy wearing sandals with his backpack saying the word “dude” at the end of every sentence.
And maybe Bat Girl (really Commissioner Gordon’s daughter –shhh!) might come over and visit!
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