The widow takes a look at her dear departed salesman in his coffin right before the funeral and, to her horror, finds that he is in his brown suit. She'd specifically said to the undertaker that she wanted him buried in his blue suit! She'd bought it especially for this occasion, and she was distressed that the mortician had left him in the same brown suit he died in.
She demands that her husband's corpse be changed into the blue suit
she'd bought. The undertaker says, "But madam! It's only a minute
until the funeral is scheduled to begin! We can't possibly take him out
and get him changed in that short amount of time!"
The salesman's wife says, "Who's paying for this?"
The very peeved mortician wheels the coffin out, but then wheels it
right back in a moment later. Miraculously, the corpse is in a blue
suit. After the ceremony, the salesman's well-satisfied widow
compliments the undertaker on his smooth and speedy service. She
especially wants to know how he'd been able to get her husband into his
blue suit so fast.
The funeral director immediately responded with, "Oh, that was
easy. It just so happens that there was another body in the back room
and he was already dressed in a blue suit. All we had to do was switch
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that in order to
be successful in sales, they need to keep their head on their shoulders
at all times. While some believe you need to dress to impress, what's
on your shoulders is what really counts. Always keep your customer top
of mind. Always think before you speak and always put your customer's
needs before your own; or heads will roll.
"Live fast, die young and have a good-looking corpse." - Daniel Taradash