Friday, February 28, 2014

Sales Joke of The Day (archives) The Homing Cat.

The salesman really hated his wife Patricia's cat. So he decided to get rid of it for good. The salesman put it in the car and drove 2 miles away and dropped it off. Just as he pulled in the driveway, he noticed the cat sitting in the entrance the porch.

The next day he decided he would take the cat 5 miles away and drop it off. But again, the cat found it's way home. Each day the salesman kept going further and further away, but the cat would always find it's way home.

The salesman was so furious that he decided to take the cat even further away, he turned right, then left, circled around, then right again, another right, backtracked a couple of times, then left again. He then dropped the cat off.

Several hours later he phoned Patricia, "Darling, is the cat there?"

"Yes," she answered. "Why?" The salesman replied bitterly, "Put that flippin' animal on the phone. I'm lost and need directions."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to be successful at sales they must know their own backyard better than anyone else.   Getting lost on your home turf is not an option.   Stay focused, and never be led by a stray.

"Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges.  Cats have the courage to live by them."      -  Jim Davis