Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (archives) The Reunion.

A salesman and his wife were sitting at a table at her fortieth high school reunion.  The salesman kept staring at a drunken guy sitting alone at a nearby table and eventually asked his wife:  "Do you know him?"

"Yes," she replied.  "He is my old boyfriend.  I understand he started drinking right after we split up all those years ago, and apparently he hasn't been sober since."

"Wow!" exclaimed the salesman.  "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long!"

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals always make it a habit to go to all of their reunions.  Not only do reunions provide great networking opportunities but they can be very motivational as well.  Invariably, no matter how bad you are doing, it just takes one poor sap to be doing worse than you,  to make you feel good about yourself.   And a positive mental attitude is key to your future success.

"I was eating lunch at a Chinese restaurant downtown.  There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion.  It's chicken and eggs.  And I said, I gotta use that one."      -      Paul Simon