Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (April 17) The Supermarket.

A salesman goes to the supermarket and notices an attractive woman waving at him.  He walks over to her and she greets him warmly.  He's rather taken aback because he can't figure out where he knows her from.  So he says, "Do I know you?"

To which she replies, "I think you're the father of one of my kids."

The salesman's mind races back to the only time he had ever been unfaithful to his wife and says, "Are you the stripper from that bachelor party in Vegas where we wrestled in chocolate pudding and got a bit carried away while your partner whipped my buttocks with wet celery?"

The woman looks into the salesman's eyes and says calmly, "No, I'm your son's fifth grade teacher."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know it's best never to assume.  If in doubt about anything, simply ask direct questions to ferret out the unknown.  Asking questions can save you time, can save you money and can even save your reputation.  Further, true sales professionals always show great taste in their selection of food; whether in private or in public.  For future reference, please note that serving chocolate pudding with wet celery is declasse.  A nice assortment of sugar cookies or wafers would be much more appropriate.

"Never assume that the obvious is true."       - William Safire