Monday, December 30, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (December 30) The Truck Stop.

A middle-aged salesman was sitting in a truck stop when four rough bikers strode in.  The first walked over to the salesman and stubbed a cigarette into his lunch.  Then, the second biker spat in the salesman's Coke.  The third biker picked up the salesman's plate of food and threw it on the floor.  The fourth biker walked right up to the salesman, put his face three inches in front of the salesman's face and said "Boo!" real loud.

Without flinching, or saying a word, the salesman got up, paid his bill at the counter, along with a generous tip to the waitress, and left.

"He wasn't much of a man, was he?" sneered one of the bikers to the waitress.

"Not much of an SUV driver either," the waitress replied.  "He just backed it over four motorcycles and drove over them a second time on his way out of the parking lot."

Moral of the story.    True sales professionals know that in order to succeed at sales you can't afford the time to pay any attention to constant critics.   There will always be those customers and prospects who whine and constantly complain in public.   Because of something going wrong in their lives, they feel compelled to try and drag you down to their level of mediocrity.   Whatever you do, don't take the bait!    Instead, be patient and just walk away.   Your opportunity for revenge will eventually present itself.   And when it does, tread heavily!

"The best revenge is massive success."   -  Frank Sinatra

"Living well is the best revenge."    -  George Herbert