212 Degrees

For those of you that are keen on your Farenheit to Celcius conversions, 212 F equals 100 C, the temperature at wich water boils. It is also the new motto coined by Mac Anderson, you know, the guy that comes up with those motivational posters from Successories, Inc.

Well, I received one of his DVD/Book combo in the mail, autographed and all. Apparently, one of my high volume clients thought I’d be interested in such a product for my Holiday perusal. No chance.

The 212 degree motivational material explains that one insignificant degree will change hot water into steam and in business, it only takes one more effort to achieve the extra-ordinary. Well, Mr. Anderson, the water at room temperature was only 76 degrees. It is unfair for you to swoop in at the last minute and take credit for raising only one degree.

This mentality is especially true with this client. This guy does not show appreciation for the people who raised the temperature up to 211. This guy ignores the boiling pot of water and starts from ice. Maybe the gift was NOT a declaration of his commitment to turn it up a notch, but perhaps a hint to us to commit and be more responsible? How dare him. We have shown his company nothing but compassion, cooperation, and dedication. And now, it is costing us.

Because of the abuses by this client, our company will be losing two of our largest plants. We vouched for him, but he didn’t deliver. Now we are fucked, and that means we have to fuck him.

It’s too late to boil the water now.

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