Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (December 3) The Fire.

The salesman was at the bar after work drowning his sorrows.  An old friend he hadn't seen for years, sat down on the barstool next to the salesman and ordered them a couple of beers.  They had made small talk for about 5 minutes before the old friend asked the salesman about his wife.

"I'm afraid," replied the salesman, "that I lost my wife in a fire."

The friend's features clouded over.  "I'm sorry for your loss.  How did it happen?"

"Well," said the salesman, we were eating lamb flambé when the plate overturned on her dress."

"Oh my goodness," replied the old friend, "you mean she burned to death?  That's just terrible."

"Oh no," replied the salesman.   "The fire fighters arrived on time.   She left with one of them and I haven't heard from her since."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to be successful at sales they need to pay special close attention to prospects or customers who may be a little upset.  Ever hear that old saying, 'Where there's smoke, there's fire?'  True sales professionals know that where there's fire, there's competition!

"Bitterness is like cancer.  It eats upon the host.  But anger is like fire.  It burns all clean."     
                                                                                                                -   Maya Angelou