Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (December 25) The Christmas Presents.

The salesman had twin children, Will, his son and Jenny, his daughter.   The two had entirely different outlooks on life.  Will was born a pessimist while Jenny was an eternal optimist.  These greatly differing attitudes caused the salesman a great deal of concern.  Particularly when it came to buying presents for them.  So the salesman decided he better consult a child psychiatrist with regard to what he should buy them for Christmas.   The psychiatrist told the salesman to spend as much as he could afford on Will the pessimist but said that Jenny would probably be happy with anything.  "In fact," said the psychiatrist, "Why not get a pile of manure for Jenny and wrap that up?  I'm sure she would be very happy with that."

The salesman took the psychiatrist's advice and spent five-hundred dollars on presents for his son Will and wrapped up a heap of manure for his daughter Jenny.

Come Christmas morning as the kids were opening up their presents, the salesman asked Will, "So, what has Santa brought you this year?"

Will answered gloomily, "A brand new bike, but I'll probably get run over while riding it; football cleats, but I'll probably break my leg while playing; and an electric train set that I'll probably end up electrocuting myself with."

Realizing this Christmas wasn't quite going as planned, the salesman turned quickly to his daughter Jenny and asked, "So what has Santa brought you this year?"

"I think I got a pony," exclaimed Jenny, who was up to her elbows in manure, "but I haven't been able to find it yet!"

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals realize over the holiday season that life is, really what we ourselves make of it.   It's how we look at things, not what we have that counts.   And, if you feel, over the holidays, that you are up to your elbows in manure.   Don't fret!   You're just an optimist!   And your pony is just a couple of feet deeper.  So dig in and enjoy!

"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."        -   Dr. Seuss