Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sales Joke of the Day (July 29) The Dinner Party

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