Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (February 18) Trousers.

The salesman had a dog named Trousers.  Trousers was normally a happy-go-lucky dog. He would chase tennis balls, play with other doggies, and eat his dinner without a fuss. He was a dog without a care. 

But on that fateful autumn afternoon, it was to be different. The salesman was walking Trousers along a trail at the park, when suddenly from out of the bushes jumped a man all dressed in black. He had white paint on his face, and was gesturing annoyingly at Trousers and the salesman. This strange person spoke not a word, but proceeded to pretend that he was trapped in a box and that he was pulling on a long rope. 

Seeing the sheer horror on the salesman's, Trousers took it upon himself to rectify the situation. With a low growl he jumped and sank his teeth into this annoying pseudo clown's leg. 

Trousers immediately got a sickened look in his eyes and began to vomit wildly. He then dragged his tongue all over the ground in an effort to remove the man's foul essence from his mouth. 

For Trousers had learned that a mime is a terrible thing to taste.

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to be successful at sales you have dress the part.  This includes having good taste in trousers.   When selecting trousers, you need to make sure that they are long enough, but not too long.  You need to make sure they fit well, but not too tight.   And you need to make sure they are made of high quality material.   But whatever you do, before going out to see a client, make sure you have your trousers on, or your visit could be very "briefs."

"I want to go out at the top, but the secret is knowing when you're at the top, it's so difficult in this business, your career fluctuates all the time, up and down, like a pair of trousers." 
                                                            - Rod Stewart