Friday, October 25, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (October 25) The New Golfing Buddy.

A new guy in town, visited the golf club and was paired up with the salesman, one of the members.  Playing left-handed, the new guy shot a round of two under par.  The salesman thought this was a remarkable score for a strange course and immediately saw the potential for making bets.  So he asked the new guy whether he was available to play at ten o'clock the following morning.

"Sure," replied the new guy, "but I may be two minutes late."

The next day the new guy turned up at ten o'clock sharp, and this time playing right-handed, he helped the salesman to victory over another pair and the two-hundred dollars which was riding on the result.  The salesman was amazed at the new guy's ambidextrous play and asked him whether he was available for another match, at eleven the following morning.

"Certainly," responded the new guy,  "but I may be two minutes late."

The next day the new guy arrived at eleven o'clock sharp and, reverting to playing left-handed, helped the salesman to another win and another two-hundred dollars.  As they celebrated in the bar afterwards, the salesman asked, "I notice you are equally good playing left- and right- handed.  How do you decide which to play?"

"It's simple," replied the new guy.  "If my wife is sleeping on her left side when I wake up in the morning, I play left--handed.  If she's sleeping on her right side, I play right-handed."

"What if she is sleeping on her back?" asked the salesman.

"Well," said the new guy.  "That's when I'm two minutes late.

Moral of the story.    True sales professionals know that in order to be successful at sales you need to be punctual.  Failure to show up on time will leave a bad impression on customers and prospects and could cost you business.   If there is a chance you may  be delayed for some reason or another, budget the time for the contingency and leave that many minutes sooner.  No one will ever mind if you arrive at your destination a few minutes early.

"The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays at golf - it's almost a law."    -   H. G.  Wells