Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (November 23) The Wife's Birthday.

A salesman forgot to buy his wife her favorite flowers, anemones, on her birthday.  By the time he got to the florist's, all the shop had left were bits of greenery.  Nevertheless, the salesman decided to buy the foliage and was pleasantly surprised when his wife expressed her delight at the gift. 

"With fronds like these," she exclaimed, "who needs anemones."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to succeed at sales you need to have a strong network of friends that you can rely on when times are tough and that you can party with when you have something to celebrate.   Fair weather friends are like leaves when you have a fall, they tend to blow away.   Rake them up and kick them to the curb.   Real friends are more like pine needles.   Always evergreen.

"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."   
                                                                                                        -   H.  Jackson Brown Jr.