A woman went to a furniture store and bought a new self-assembly wardrobe for her bedroom. She took it home and painstakingly put it together. She was very pleased with her efforts until a train passed by close to her house and caused the wardrobe to collapse. Thinking it was a freak accident, she re-assembled the wardrobe, but once again it collapsed when the next train rattled past.
So she went back to the store to complain, and the salesman agreed to
personally investigate the problem. He arrived just in time to see the
wardrobe collapse once more as a train passed by. Puzzled by the
malfunction, he decided to rebuild the wardrobe and sit inside it to see
if he could stop it from collapsing.
Seconds after the salesman climbed inside, the woman's husband
arrived home. Seeing the wardrobe door half open, he peered in and saw
the salesman crouching inside.
"What the heck are you doing here?" the husband boomed angrily.
The salesman replied: "You're probably not going to believe this, but I'm waiting for a train."
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that in order to
succeed they should not take work home with them, or worse, follow work
to someone else's home after regular business hours. If you do continue
to take your work home with you too often; that light at the end of the
tunnel, will eventually be a train.
"The team that is going to win is the one that does its homework the best by studying its opponents." - Imran Khan