Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (April 16) The Declining Years.

"How was your game, dear?" asked the retired salesman's wife. 

"Well, I was hitting pretty well, but my eyesight's gotten so bad I couldn't see where the ball went," the retired salesman  answered. 

"But you're 75 years old, Jack!" admonished his wife, "Why don't you take my brother Scott along?" 

"But he's 85 and doesn't play golf anymore," protested the salesman. 

"But he's got perfect eyesight. He would watch the ball for you," Tracy pointed out.

The next day the retired salesman teed off with Scott looking on. The retired salesman swung and the ball disappeared down the middle of the fairway. "Do you see it?" asked the salesman. 

"Yup," Scott answered. 

"Well, where is it?" yelled the salesman, peering off into the distance. 

"I forgot," his brother-in-law Scott replied.

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals know that tomorrow never comes.   That golf game, that trip with your wife, that addition to your house that you keep putting off until someday.   Well, age catches up with all of us.  If you keep saving up for a rainy day, or putting off fun stuff until you retire, you will have wasted all that fun you could have had by living for today.   So, weather permitting, take some time off to tee off with that group of friends you haven't seen in awhile.  Get started on that project you haven't had a chance to touch yet.   Because when you get older, you may not have the ability to do some of the stuff you can today. 

"The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow.  Life is a crazy ride and nothing is guaranteed."      -  Eminem