Geri Roskopf’s Blog

Show Me the Money!

May 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Some of you might remember the movie Jerry Maguire. The movie starred Tom Cruise as a money-obsessed sports agent who loses his job and ends up with only one client, a NFL football player — Rod Tidwell — played by Cuba Gooding. Their relationship is […]

The Hardest Job

May 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I have had several jobs in my lifetime, but the hardest job — and yet most rewarding job — has been being a mother. I have seven siblings. I’m number five in line and I often thought my mom should have been nominated for sainthood […]

Road Trip

May 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

A towing friend of mine purchased a new vehicle and planned to drive her old vehicle from Wisconsin to Florida and leave it at her condo. I didn’t want her to drive down all by herself, so I offered to ride along. Our husbands were […]

Job Description

Apr 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Having a small tow company, I seem to wear many hats during the day. I wonder what type of employment ad I would have to put in the paper for my job and position? The candidate would need excellent customer service, telephone, clerical and multi-tasking skills […]

Tow Truck Driver Tells It Like It Is

Apr 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was looking at the Tow Times website and noticed an article under the News Update section about a tow truck driver from Arkansas, John “Bopper” Richardson.- In the interview, John explained that his grandfather called him Bopper when he was a kid and the […]

Spring Cleaning

Mar 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The calendar says spring has sprung and yes, it is a bit warmer — plenty of blue skies and sunshine anyway — and I have to admit I do feel I have a little more “spring” to my step (must be because I’m getting a […]

March Madness

Mar 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

There was loud cheering and high-fiving when the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Panther’s basketball team recently won their game and are now in the NCAA College Basketball Tournament. It’s even sweeter because the team was considered an underdog all season. Go Panthers! I think any […]

Can You Hold Please?

Mar 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I heard a comment the other day from someone who said they miss the “hold” button on their smart phone. I totally agree. Sometimes it feels really good to say to the person on the other end of the phone: “Can you hold please?” Don’t […]

I Don’t Know and I Don’t Care

Feb 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The towing profession does not help one have a healthy diet. When my kids were younger I usually sat down to eat with them at each meal. I made sure they had a good breakfast, a well-balanced lunch and a nice dinner. Although my husband […]

Hiding Under the Covers

Feb 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Ever have days when you wake up in the morning, groan and want to hide under the covers? Being the owner and boss of a towing company is not always a picnic. Sometimes we’re faced with unexpected news and — like it or not — […]