The salesman was driving down a lonely northern road one cold winter day when it began to snow pretty heavily. His windows were getting icy, his wiper blades were badly worn and quickly fell apart under the strain.
Unable to drive any further because of the ice building
up on his front window the salesman suddenly had a great idea. He
stopped and began to overturn large rocks until he located two very
lethargic hibernating rattlesnakes.
The salesman grabbed them
up, straightened them out flat and installed them on the car's wiper
brackets, and they worked just fine.
Of course, that's because they were wind-chilled vipers.
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that in order to
succeed in business you have to be able to drive long distances in a lot
of inclement weather. There are no "snow days" off in sales. In
order to arrive at your destination safely, when driving in winter
conditions, make sure your windshield wipers are working perfectly and
that your windshield wiper fluid tank isn't running on empty. In many
northern climates, it's a good idea to invest in a good set of snow
tires. That added traction could make all the difference between
arriving on time or arriving in pieces. Last, make sure to allow extra
time to travel in bad weather. Speed is not your friend on slippery
roads, and is the number one cause of winter car accidents. The second
cause of winter car accidents? Motorists having to swerve quickly in
order to avoid people who have gotten out of their cars at the side of
the road in order to look for new wind-chilled vipers.
"Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come snow, we stand by each other, however it blow." - Simon Dach