Saturday, March 29, 2008

Business relationship enters plain old paper clip phase

MAKIAVILLE - The working relationship between contacts at two partnering companies has reached the point at which fancy paper clips are no longer warranted.

Janice Falstow, account executive for J-Corp Industries, decided Wednesday that her printed proposals to incumbent client Walter Nessbar were just fine with ordinary paper clips. Although it did not play a direct role in her deliberations, Nessbar's status as "landed" had a subtle influence.

"Those curly clips come from Italy, and they're expensive," said Falstow. She would not address the issue of whether that meant they were to be used only for wooing new clients. "Walter's probably got plenty of them now."
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