Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (February 12) The Devil.

Not many people know it, but the Devil actually wears a wig.  It has been a closely guarded secret for year and even some of those closest to him had no idea because of the remarkably good fit.  But down in the world of fire and brimstone, one salesman did find out, and he decided to play a practical joke.  So one night, the salesman, sneaked past the guardian demons, crept into Satan's bed chamber, stole the hairpiece and made good his escape!

When the devil discovered that his wig had vanished, he was furious!  He immediately summoned his demons and demanded to know which of them had allowed an outsider to break into the Satanic quarters.  Nobody owned up, which made him madder still. 

So he called a general meeting of the entire underworld, ordering everyone to attend.  The meeting took place in a giant cavern, and as Satan stood up to speak, there were stifled giggles from the audience as people saw for the first time that their leader was follically challenged.  As the giggling turned to peals of laughter, Satan roared impatiently:  "Be quiet!!"

A deathly silence descended.  "Whoever stole it," bellowed Satan, jabbing his finger angrily, "had better return it at once!"  And then he paused for effect before continuing........

"Or there will be H-E-L-L toupee!"

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to be successful at sales they sometimes need to have a very high laugh threshold.  When folks get together sometimes funny stuff just comes up.   At formal get togethers however, pointing fingers and giggling is never acceptable.   Instead, take out your smartphone and discretely snap a photo.   Once you're back in the seclusion of your own hotel room or home; look at the photo again.   At that point if it still makes you laugh, email the photo out to a few friends or co-workers so they can enjoy the chuckle as well.  It can make for one h-e-c-k of a good time.

"Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig.  How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?"                 -    Frank Moore Colby