Still Going Strong —DeWese
Cell phones and personal computers, especially e-mail and games, are two of the most important tools of the slackers.
Now it’s happened. I received dozens of e-mails from non-slackers, all praising me for taking another bold, courageous stand. But the slackers with nothing better to do have shown up to picket my office and my home. They are all outside on their BlackBerries, cell phones and laptops, traipsing around with their “Ban the Mañana Man” signs.
I had to rent six porta-potties to keep them out of my house. You see, slackers also spend a lot of time in the bathroom. They even had the audacity to come to the door and ask my wife, Anne—the source of most of my anxiety—for outdoor extension cords and power strips to charge their various batteries.
Well, I’m not givin’ up. I’m working hard and, in the words of all our campaigning politicians, I’m fighting for our industry.
I’m hoping to send all these slackers to France or at least banish them to some other industries. I’m French so that was not politically incorrect. Everybody knows about the French. I think France is already broken due to slackerdom.
The rest of you—bless your sweet, hardworking hearts—get out there and sell something! PI
About the Author
Harris DeWese is the author of Now Get Out There and Sell Something, available through NAPL or PIA/GATF. He is chairman and CEO at Compass Capital Partners and is an author of the annual “Compass Report,” the definitive source of information regarding printing industry M&A activity. DeWese has completed 136 printing company transactions and is viewed as the preeminent deal maker in the printing industry. He specializes in investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, sales, marketing, planning and management services to printing companies. He can be reached via e-mail at HDeWese@CompassCapLtd.com.