The salesman's wife was preparing a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband when he suddenly burst into the kitchen.
"Careful!" the salesman yelled. "Careful! Put in some more butter!
Oh my gosh! You're cooking too many at once! Too many! Turn them!
Turn them now! We need more butter! Oh, my, gosh! They're going to
stick! Slow things down a little! Careful, careful. I said be
careful! You never listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Right,
turn them! Hurry up! Turn them now! Are you crazy?? You fool!
Have you lost your mind?? Don't forget to salt them. You always
forget to salt them. Use the salt. Use the salt! USE THE SALT !!!!
The salesman's wife stared at him in disbelief. "What the heck is
wrong with you? Do you not think I know how to fry a couple of eggs?"
The salesman replied calmly: "I just wanted to show you what it feels like to be criticized when I'm driving."
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that in order to
succeed, they can't take the time to nitpick or criticize their
co-workers in a negative way. No one likes to be verbally "a-salted." Negative criticism, blame, accusations,
always multiply and grow exponentially. If everyone at your workplace
gets involved, the negativity spreads and your work environment can turn
toxic. No one grows in a toxic environment. And if you're not
careful some of your co-workers, like eggs, will get cracked, turned
over or fried. So do yourself a favor and try to assume a positive
mental attitude, keep your sunny side up, and laugh whenever you can,
before your brains become scrambled.
"Remember, if you are criticizing, you are not being grateful. If
you are blaming, you are not being grateful. If you are complaining,
you are not being grateful." - Rhonda Byrne