Friday, November 01, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (November 1) The Zombie.

An elderly salesman and his wife have been married for nearly forty years, even though they hate one another.  When they have a confrontation, their neighbors can hear them late into the night.   During one of their most heated arguments, the salesman yelled:  "When I die, I will dig my way up and out of my grave, and as a Zombie, I will haunt you for the rest of your life!"

The neighbors feared the elderly salesman from that point on.  They believed he practiced black magic because of the strange occurrences that took place in their neighborhood.  The old salesman, well, he just liked the fact that he was feared.

To everyone's relief, the elderly salesman dies of a heart attack, one day after Halloween at 62 years of age.  His wife has a closed casket at the wake.  After the burial, she goes straight to the local bar and begins to party like there's no tomorrow.  Her neighbors, concerned for her safety, ask, "Aren't you afraid that he may indeed be able to dig his way up and out of the grave to come back as a Zombie and haunt you for the rest of your life?"

The wife puts down her drink and says, "Let the old creep dig.   I had him buried upside down."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to succeed in sales you have to be willing to roll up your  sleeves and dig in.  But you have to always make sure you are heading in the right direction and making real progress.  Just walking around aimlessly like a Zombie, could spell death for your career.

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the the man with the wrong mental attitude."         -      Thomas Jefferson