Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (February 19) New Wipers.

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