A Walk Down Memory Lane
Overheard in the halls of PwC last week:
Abbott: Well Costello, I’m going to New York with you. The CEO of PwC Consulting has hired me to promote the company’s new name.
advertisement Costello: Look Abbott, if you’re the new image consultant, you must know the new company name.
Abbott: I certainly do.
Costello: Great. I’m applying for a job there. So if you tell me the new name, it will look like I’m up on the latest news when I send my resume.
Abbott: OK, I’ll tell you the new company name. But you know, it seems to me that they give these consulting companies nowadays very peculiar names.
Costello: Like Accenture?
Abbott: No, not quite. But I’ll tell you the PwC name: Monday.
Costello:How about telling me today, so I can send my resume out.
Abbott: Good idea. Monday.
Abbott: No what?
Costello: I want to send my resume out today.
Abbott: As you should.
Costello: But I need the new company name.
Costello: I thought you were gonna help me out?
Abbott: I just did.
Costello: Did what?
Abbott: Help you out by giving you the new name of PwC Consulting.
Costello: Which is . . .
Costello: Abbott, you want me to get the job, right?
Abbott: That’s right Lou.
Costello: And you think it’s a good idea to get this resume out to PwC Consulting today.
Costello: And you know the new company name?
Abbott: Of course I do, it’s my job to get the word out.
Costello: Right, so you’re gonna tell me the new name today.
Costello: FORGET IT.
Costello: I don’t give a darn what PwC names its new consulting arm.
Abbott: Suit yourself. Hey, did you hear that Enron Field in Houston has a new name . . .
PwC Consulting is expected to launch an initial public offering, and be renamed “Monday”, by summer’s end.