Two salesmen were keeping up their weekly tradition that they kept on Sunday afternoon during football season. They would meet at their local sports bar to watch one of the one o'clock football games on the jumbo TV while they would enjoy a few beers and some chicken wings. During the game they would be cheering for the various teams they had bet on that week, and by halftime, most weeks, they would both be two sheets to the wind. This put them in the perfect state of mind, drunken regret, to take part in their weekly halftime discussion about life and marriage.
The first salesman started in with, "Marriage is an institution in which a man loses his Bachelor's degree."
"And a woman gains her Masters!" added the second.
"You know sport, I've always admired how you never refer to your wife
by her first name. Instead you always use pet names like Sugar, Honey,
Kitten or Sweetie. I think that is so sweet, sweetie! Using all
those terms of endearment shows just how much you care about her,"
declared the first salesman.
"To tell you the truth," replied the second. "I forgot her real name
three years ago and have just been covering up ever since!"
As the football game was ready to get started again with the second
half kick-off, the first salesman took another swig of beer and this
time more quietly said, "My wife's an angel."
At that point the second salesman gestured a toast with his beer
bottle to the first and exclaimed, "You're lucky - mine's still alive!"
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that in order to
be successful at sales you need to be able to unwind and relax on the
weekend. One great way to unwind is to get together and play an
organized team sport like football, with friends and/or business
associates. If such a venue is not an option for you in your immediate
area, exercising your right elbow and your freedom of speech at a local
pub, while just watching a game of football, is a good alternative.
"Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family." - Bo Bennett