Monday, February 10, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (February 10) The Soup.

A salesman traveling in south-east Asia was horrified to be served bird's nest soup.

"Do you mean to say that this is actually a bird's nest?" he protested.

The chef assured the salesman that it was, explaining that the bird built the nest with its own saliva as glue.

"Are you saying I'm supposed to eat saliva from a bird?" he demanded.  "I can't imagine anyone eating bird's saliva."

Realizing that there was no hope of converting him, or encouraging him to try something different, the chef asked what he would prefer instead.

The salesman responded, "Oh, just fix me an omelet."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to succeed in business, sometimes you have to adapt to different cultures in order to build rapport.   Refusing to even try foods from other lands could cause you to be perceived as arrogant, disrespectful or rude.  As far as the business is concerned, you could lose a lot of it, and your career could end up in hot water!   So please, just eat the soup

"When I was having that alphabet soup, I never thought it would pay off."     -  Vanna White