The kid's response? "Well Mister, how about a subscription to 'Good Housekeeping' to help you get the rest of your magazines in order?"
He made the sale.
Moral of the story. It's a tough economy out there. But the kid's supervisor was spot on. To be successful you have to maintain a positive attitude even when you're turned down.
"A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success."
- Elbert Hubbard