Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (March 4) A Bad Day.

The other day the salesman was carrying a little box of small, shiny discs for his wife to sew onto his suit. As he was going through the kitchen, the salesman dropped the box, spilling its contents all over the floor.

The salesman's wife was putting away the dishes. She slipped on the shiny discs causing her to fall and break all of the plates she was holding. 

The salesman's dog, named Opportunity,  got so scared by the clatter he ran out the door and onto the street. A car passing by almost hit his dog. At the last second it veered. This caused the driver to lose control and he hit a tree in the salesman's front yard, knocking it over onto the salesman's house and new car. 

It was a strange sequins of events. 

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to succeed at sales, one needs to dress conservatively.   There is absolutely no need to dress flashy in sales.  So forget the sparkle and the bling or you could end up losing your home, your car and hurt your wife's feelings.   Worse still, opportunity will run away from you.  So remember, a wise sales professional always "tucks ego" when it comes to business attire.

"I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes."     -  Bette Midler