A salesman hosted a dinner party for people from work, including his boss. All during the sit-down dinner, the salesman's three year old girl stared at her father's boss sitting across from her. The cute little girl could hardly eat her food from staring.
The salesman's boss, checked his tie, felt his face for food, patted
his hair in place, but nothing he did could stop the little girl from
staring at him. The sales manager tried his best to just ignore her
but, finally it was too much for him. He asked the salesman's daughter,
"Why are you staring at me?"
Everyone at the table had noticed her behavior and the table went quiet for her response.
The salesman's little girl replied, "My Daddy said you drink like a fish and I don't want to miss it!"
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know better than to
mix work with the home front. Especially when kids are involved. Kids
tend to tell the truth regardless of consequences. Exposing your young
ones to the duplicity of the work environment could scar them for life
and stunt their social development. If you feel you must entertain your
work colleagues, do so at a restaurant. No good can come from your
co-workers finding out how you really live outside of nine to five.
"And I'm not apolitical - I'm very specific in my
politics. But a lot of the time it's nobody's business unless you're
over at my house having dinner." - Tom Hanks