A True Salesman
October 25, 2006 11:14pm CST
Subject: A True Salesman A young guy from Missouri moves to Florida and goes to a big everything under one roof department store looking for a job. The manager says, "Do you have any sales experience?" The kid says "Yeah. I was a salesman back in Missouri." Well, the boss liked the kid and gave him the job. "You start tomorrow." I'll come down after we close and see how you did." His first day on the job was rough, but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the boss came down. "How many customers bought something from you today? The kid says "one". The boss says "Just one? Our sales people average 20 to 30 customers a day. How much was the sale for?" The kid says "$101,237.65." The boss says "$101, 237.65? What the heck did you sell?" The kid says, "First, I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium fishhook. Then I sold him a larger fishhook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down the coast, so I told him he was going to need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him a twin engine Chris Craft. Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4x4 Expedition." The boss said "A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a BOAT and a TRUCK?" The kid said "No, the guy came in here to buy Tampons for his wife, and I said, 'Dude, your weekend's shot, you should go fishing.'"
• United States
26 Oct 06
There's another one that my mother used to tell about a man with a lisp trying to be a toothbrush salesman. He did poorly at first and then had a phenomenal sales day. The manager asked how he did it and he said that he had set up a chip and dip table. People would come sample it and say, "euuuw, that tastes like shi*," and the salesman would say, "It ith, want to buy a toothbruth?"