Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (October 30) The Honey Do List.

A salesman and his new wife just moved into their new home.   One day, the salesman comes home from work and his new wife says, "Honey, you know in the upstairs bathroom, one of the pipes is leaking. Could you fix it?"

The salesman just looks at his wife and says, "Who do I look like, Mr Plumber?"

A few days go by, and as the salesman comes home from work his wife again asks him for a favor, "Honey, my car won't start.  I think it needs a new battery.  Could you change it for me?"

"Who do I look like, Mr. Goodwrench?"  was the salesman's response.

Another couple of weeks go by, and one day it's raining pretty hard.  The salesman's wife finds a leak in the roof.  She pleads with him as he walks through the door.  "Honey, there's a leak in the roof!  Can you please fix it?"

The salesman just looks at his wife and says, "Who do I look like, Bob Vila?" as he sits down with a beer and watches a game on TV.

The next weekend, the salesman wakes up and it's raining pretty hard, but the leak in the roof is gone!  Speaking of leaks, he also goes to take a shower and finds that the pipe behind the sink isn't leaking anymore!

The salesman's wife is coming home just then, and as she walks through the door, the salesman asks, "Honey, how come there aren't any more leaks, and the car's running?"

His wife replies nonchalantly, "Oh, the other day I was picking up the mail, and I ran into one of our new neighbors, Jon.  What a nice man.  He came over and fixed everything."

"Wow!  Did he charge us anything?" asked the salesman.

"No, he just said that he'd do it for free if I either baked him a cake or slept with him," replied the salesman's wife.

"Cool.  What kind of cake did you make?" asks the salesman.

"Cake?   Do I look like Betty Crocker to YOU????"  exclaimed his wife.

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals know that in order to succeed in sales, they must keep their home life in order.   Simple things like regular home maintenance, if left to accumulate, can become a major distraction and create an opening for your competition.   Just like at work, keep an active to do list up to date for those tasks you need to complete around your home.   A happy home front allows you to stay more focused at work and without doubt,  more focus leads to larger commission checks.

"If you want to gather the honey, don't kick over the hive."     -    Dale Carnegie