Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sales Joke of the Day (July 28) The Happy Meal

A young salesman goes to McDonald's for lunch and notices an elderly couple sit down in the booth next to him.  They had ordered a Happy Meal and an extra drink cup.  As the salesman watched, the elderly man carefully divided the hamburger in half, then counted out the fries, one for him, one for her, until each had half of them.  Then he carefully poured half the soft drink into the extra cup and sat that down in front of his wife.

The old man then began to eat, and his wife sat watching, with her hands folded in her lap.  The young salesman decided to ask if they would allow him to purchase another Happy Meal for them so they didn't have to split theirs. 

The old gentleman replied, "Oh no.  We've been married 50 years, and everything has always been and will always be shared, 50/50."

The young salesman then asked the wife if she was going to eat.   She replied, "It's my husband's turn with the teeth!"

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals know that whether you're at home, at the office, or on the road; you always need to take care of your teeth.  Nothing makes a prospective customer feel more at ease than a warm, friendly, cavity-free, smile.  Know this, if you look after your teeth, they will last you a lifetime.  And nothing makes a meal more "happy" than having the ability to chew it all by yourself, with your own teeth.

"A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew."     -  Herb Caen