A “Tow”st to Towers

Jun 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Geri Roskopf This is a little skit I did at the Wisconsin Towing Association’s banquet this year. I played lyrics to certain songs to enhance the skit and I hope you get the feel for my “tow”st to towers and how they “rock when they roll:”

“While this past winter put a little bit more in the checkbook, it also was a challenge for most towers — wear and tear on equipment, working non-stop in brutal weather, paying for over-time, higher heating and fuel bills and happy and not-so-happy customers. To the motoring public, motor clubs and law enforcement — all we want is … Respect. (Aretha Franklin)

“One day after working 14 hours — the temperature staying way below zero — a woman called me saying that her Cadillac Escalade ran out of gas and she demanded I have someone bring her some gas “right now.” At that point I just wanted to say … Ain’t that a shame. (Fats Domino)

“All said and done, by the time March came along, I think most of us wanted to say … Take this job and shove it, I ain’t working here no more. (Johnny Paycheck)

“But that’s not what towers do — they “rock when they roll” — Rock around the clock tonight. (Bill Haley and His Comets)

“And look out Duck Dynasty — you don’t have anything on a how a professional tower looks … Sharp dressed man. (ZZ Top)

“And after a long day and night — we still look good … It’s been a hard day’s night. (Beatles)

“Like the Beatles’ song says, after a hard day’s night — it sure feels good to be home with the ones you love — it makes it all worth it.

“So, here is a “tow”st to you: the professionals of the towing and recovery industry. Pop the top of that root beer bottle (donated Point root beer) and pour it in your new Wisconsin Towing Association mug, add a few ice cubes or maybe some ice cream to make a root beer float, put on your Wisconsin Towing Association sunglasses and then sit, relax and enjoy. Thanks for going the “extra” mile (Wrigley Extra gum on tables.)

“You really do rock when you roll.”