I called BM today.
Was talking to a friend of mine today who is having difficulties with one of his suppliers. As in nothing is ever delivered on time and half of what was ordered is never delivered. Considering the business he is in that causes grave problems, to include multiple missed deadlines which cost my friend a bundle out of pocket.
His supplier that is messing up is in direct competition with the company BM works for. Mentioned that casually to my friend who was interested in talking to BM. So, for the first time in my life: I called BM. At work.
Amazingly enough she didn't send me to voice mail. I thanked her for the flowers then dropped the potential new account right into her lap. Gave her my friends name and cell phone (per his request) advised what business he owned and he was dissatisfied with the service he was getting from their competition. Call, call fast, make a good impression and a 7 digit account will be yours.
I have never heard thank you uttered so many times in a five minute period. And my buddy just texted me. "All hooked up now. Thanks for the inside connection!"
Merry Christmas BM.