The company that bought our tug fleet
sent the new signs to be hung on our tugs.
It's been like a set change during a Broadway play around here lately.
Close the deal.
Put the new colors on the boat.
Hang the new sign,
and it's like the old sign was never there,
like the old orange and black paint was never there.
Like the speeches of "We are like a family"
never was spoken.
"We are the company of choice"
was their mantra that we heard until we wanted to puke.
So, let's go hang a sign.
The Captain was the only one who would volunteer
to stand in a net that hung from a crane on the barge.
So, just like that,
with a few brush strokes of blue over orange
we have a new identity.
It's like the last 10 years never happened.
If I were being honest,
color scheme aside
that is one ugly tug boat.