A salesman passes away.
His widow and her friend are sitting together having lunch after the
funeral service. The friend asks the widow if her husband had any life
insurance, and the widow answered her. "Well, he had $10,000 in life
insurance but it's all gone already."
"All gone already?" the friend asks, shocked.
"Yes," said the widow.
"I don't understand," says the friend. "How did you go through $10,000 so quickly?"
"Well, it's really not as bad as you think," said the widow. "I had
to pay $5,500 for his funeral and burial, $500 was donated to the church
for the service, $1000 was what I spent on his suit, and the $3000 left
over was for the memorial stone.
Puzzled, the friend looks at the widow and says, "That must have been some memorial stone for $3000!"
The widow answered, "You bet! It's three carats, the gold one next to my ring finger. Don't you just love it?"
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that good times
don't last forever. During boom times, you need to save some of those
big commission checks for when times are tough. In addition, you must
also plan for your loved ones in case tragedy strikes and you're not
around. Your income would need to be replaced.
But it's Friday folks! No need to get depressed over all that
mortality stuff! Go out and party!!! Enjoy the weekend! Life is too
short for worry!!! Live while you can!!!
"For years I have been mourning and not for my
dead, it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart died when his
childhood slid out of my arms." - William Gibson