Monday, August 20, 2012

Sales Joke of the Day (August 20) The Close Shave.

A salesman enters a barber shop for a shave.  While the barber is foaming him up, the salesman mentions the problem he is having getting a close shave around his cheeks.  "I have just the thing," says the barber, taking a small wooden ball from a nearby drawer.  "Just place this between your cheek and gum."

The salesman places the ball in his mouth and the barber proceeds with the closest shave the salesman has ever experienced.  After a few strokes the salesman asks in garbled speech, "And what happens if I swallow it?"

"No problem," says the barber.  "Just bring it back tomorrow like everyone else does."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals realize that if you don't know or understand everything about a given situation; it's probably best if you just keep your mouth shut.

"Winning is like shaving - you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum."     -  Jack Kemp