A rich, handsome salesman took a beautiful young woman on a first date to the county fall fair. They started out at the midway and went on about half a dozen rides. After which, the salesman asked the beautiful young woman, "What would you like to do next?"
"Get weighed," she replied.
The salesman thought that this was a strange request, but he took his
date over to the weighing booth. After, they went on a few more rides
before he asked again, "What do you want to do next?"
"Get weighed," she said.
"Get weighed," she repeated.
By now, the young salesman was convinced his date was seriously
weird, so he made an excuse in order to take her home early. Her mother
wasn't expecting her back so soon. "What is it, dear?" she asked.
"Didn't you have a nice time tonight?"
"Wousy," replied her daughter.
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that in order to
succeed at sales you need to be great at negotiating. Sometimes this
means you need to meet your prospects midway. Be careful though, listen
very carefully and make sure you understand what they are really
saying. Who knows? You might already have a done deal and not even
"The artist forges himself to others, midway between the beauty he
cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from.
That is why true artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand
rather than judge. - Albert Camus