Friday, March 14, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (March 14) The Window Seat.

Joe Smith, is a middle-aged salesman traveling from New York to LA.  He's sitting in a window seat on the plane.   Just before take-off a huge, beast of a man wearing a very expensive suit walks down the aisle and squeezes himself into the seat next to Joe.  A few minutes later the plane takes off.   All is well.

For a while.

But then the salesman realizes he has to go to the washroom.  That wouldn't normally be a problem.  But Joe looks over and sees that the huge man beside him is sound asleep and Joe being a meek salesman, is afraid to disturb him.  So he figures he'll hold it in until the beast of a man wakes up.  As luck would have it, his huge traveling companion keeps snoring away and the salesman is feeling more and more uncomfortable.

After a while longer Joe starts to feel nauseous as well.  He tries and tries to hold it in, but then .......

"Aaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhh!!!!"    He throws up all over the huge beast of man and his very expensive suit!   Joe thinks to himself,  "Oh no!  That guy is going to kill me!"   So for the next few minutes Joe the salesman just sits there in nervous apprehension, waiting for the giant to wake up and pummel him.

Finally the huge beast of a man wakes up and finds this vomit all over him.  The salesman's instinct to remain calm within Joe kicks in as he turns to the giant and softly asks, "Well, do you feel better now?"

Moral of the story.   Aisle seats.   Sales professionals know to select them.  You get off the plane faster, you remain more flexible in flight.  It's easier to come and go as you please.   You're in complete control.   Window seats are for kids, who want to "see the view."   Grow up already.   Chances are, if you're traveling on business, you've already seen all those cities from the sky.   Or let me guess, you have time to watch TV reruns too?

"Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo."   -  Al Gore