Monday, September 02, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (September 2) Getting Stuck.

After being captured by cannibals, the salesman was stripped and lashed to a stake in the center of the village.  Thereafter, every time the cannibals had a meal, they went to the salesman, poked him with a spear, and washed down their food with his blood.

Following several days of this, the salesman called over the chief of the tribe.

"Kill me," gasped the salesman, "eat me,"  he went on,  "but for crying out loud I've had it always being the one stuck for the drinks."

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals know that in order to be successful at sales, they need to be sociable but within reason.  Being the one stuck for the drinks all the time can leave your wallet and you feeling pretty drained.  Speaking of drained, next time, as the waitress is bringing the check to your table, excuse yourself to go to the bathroom.   Spend about three to five minutes in there and your getting stuck problem should be solved.  Or you could deal with your friends or work colleagues head on and discuss the issue.   Because unlike cannibals, if you're a professional sales person, it's not good for your career to get fed up with people.

"Think about a seed.  Once it lands, it's stuck.  It can't move to find better soil, moisture or sunlight.  It's able to create every part of itself to grow and reproduce with the help of air, water and sun."        -     David Suzuki