Churchyard Chick is unusually agitated and distressed this morning. Her non-stop clucking is disturbing everyone. She has heard a rumor that has totally demolished her plan for a relaxed Saturday of hunting and pecking. CC is devastated that her longtime friend N. B. C. Peacock has gotten the axe!
Stunning news! After long years of faithful service, even updating his look several times to “get with the program,” he has been removed from his position in the NBC logo. With the Comcast takeover, he has been relegated to a lesser role in favor of a block-lettered (in CC’s humble opinion, boring) logo. He supposedly will continue his television appearances, but one has to wonder, “For how long? Will he eventually be phased out altogether?”
CC has many questions in regard to this disturbing news, such as:
Did N. B. C. choose to step down, or was he “encouraged” by the powers that be?
Was he engaged in inappropriate conduct with staff? (Not a likely reason for dismissal given the context of the current moral climate)
Did he run afowl of the law? (Yeah, yeah, but who can resist creative spelling in this case?)
Was he insubordinate? (He was indeed proud and on many occasions quite loud as well.)
Had he become incompetent? (If there is documentation, someone needs to produce it!)
Was there some back-stabbing involved by those who feared he would overshadow them with his colorful nature and creativity? (Reference new logo)
Was there some sort of discrimination involved? (Hmmm . . . aren’t his feathers rainbow-colored? No, on second thought, that wouldn’t be it, given the current emphasis on diversity.)
Could it be his age? (Likely, although if so, it would be impossible to prove, due to the employment of such phrases as “no longer a good fit” due to “the need to go in a different direction”.)
This is indeed disturbing, as there is no one brighter, more creative, knowledgeable or loyal than N. B. C. Peacock. CC wonders aloud, “If N. B. C. can be so easily ‘retired,’ what hope is there for the rest of my fine feathered friends? Whose head will be on the chopping block next?”
Will there be a retirement party? What will he get for his many years of dedicated service as an integral and faithful member of Team Logo? Will he be honored with the recognition he deserves, perhaps a sit-down dinner with lobster and champagne? Or (given the current economy) will the staff simply be invited to stop by during commercial breaks for beer and wings?
Where is CC? Why has she suddenly chickened out of this discussion? Is that her squawking . . .
“RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!”