Monday, September 09, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (September 9) The Cab Ride.

After hailing a cab, the young salesman boasted to the driver, "Yes sir, it's going to be a great night tonight!   I met Jacqueline at the health club and she invited me up to her apartment.  She lives with her folks, but she said they'll be going to the ballet as soon as her dad gets home from work.  After that, we'll have the apartment all to ourselves and I intend to party!"

Arriving at the apartment building and hurrying upstairs, the young salesman sat chatting with his date in the den while they waited for her father to come home and her parents to leave.
Not long thereafter, the girl's parents entered the room.  "Well," said Jacqueline's mother, we'll be leaving now."

"Say," said the young salesman.  "I have a good idea.  Why don't we go with you to the ballet?"

"Why how nice!"  said Jacqueline's mother.  "I'm sure we'll be able to buy two extra tickets."

As the young salesman helped the disappointed Jacqueline on with her coat, she asked, "Why didn't you tell me you like the ballet?"

"Never mind that," replied the young salesman.  "Why didn't you tell me your old man drives a cab?"

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to be successful at sales, discretion is called for.   True sales professionals know better than to ever talk about a deal to outsiders before it closes.   Because you just never know who is listening.   They remember the phrase, 'Loose lips, sink ships' and sales professionals never want to responsible for sinking their own deals.

"Judgment is not upon all occasions required, but discretion always is."       -    Philip Stanhope