tMP Business Referral Service?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by JessopSmythe, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. JessopSmythe

    JessopSmythe Active Member

    After bumping into tMP members at various banding events, today was my first experience of the power of tMP in the workplace.

    Walking into a meeting in a potential customers premises, I was greeted with the phrase "I know you from somewhere". Some minutes later, my potential customer turned to me, rather to the surprise of his boss and said "You're Jessop-Smythe aren't you?"
    A Fellow tMPer! our very own Deano.
    Ice suitably broken!

    Could tMP become the place where deals are done? Should I put a discreet little tMP logo on all the quotes I send out?

    It would certainly be a lot easier than the older tradition of doing business on the golf course. Especially for an idle git like me. Walking to the car is plenty of excercise.
  2. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    ahh, the power of tmp!
  3. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    it's spreading... maybe we should have a secret handshake...
  4. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    And a pass phrase!!!

    "The sweet tone of the flugel will conquer all"
    which can be replied with
    "But the euphonium will forever dominate"

    It's almost like a mysterious fraternity.....isn't that how all the Americans get jobs these days?? through their frat brothers? Hmmmm....once again John's vision of ruling the world rears its head
  5. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    I can see it now... 2 dodgy looking types in long coats and dark glasses on a park bench...

    "I hear there is a choice of tests for the open this year"
    "It is true that many crazy things are happening..."
    "Ah good, you are a tmper, thought you might have just been a dirty old man..."
  6. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    The two are not mutually exclusive, my son.
  7. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    that's true... I've seen your beard... :wink:
  8. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    And you're still alive, I'm losing my touch I tell you.
  9. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I reckon the greeting's more likely to be: "My name's XXXXX and I'm a tMPerholic" :shock: :oops: :wink:
  10. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    So much so that I've forgotten my name?
  11. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    Lol! Am liking this thread! :lol:
    Take it we'll be requiring a tMP anonymous then?
  12. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    did he recognise you from your avatar?

    and did you get the deal :)
  13. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    As long as I don't have to roll up my trouser leg and there's no goats involved. :D
  14. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    Think there's a story worth hearing behind that... :wink:
  15. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    Ixnay on the goats, it's supposed to be a secret society, John.
  16. Raspberry

    Raspberry Member

    I look forward to seeing you in your new attire Chris at the next rehearsal!
  17. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Well I ain't polishing no-one's jewels or anything Masonic like that...
    However, I do feel extensive use of trouser semaphore could be made, as pioneered in The Chap Magazine
    BMB :wink: