A man walked into a shoe shop and asked for a pair of shoes, size eight.
The salesman said: "Are you sure, sir? You look like a size twelve to me."
"Just bring me a size eight," insisted the customer.
So the assistant fetched a pair of size eight shoes, and the man
squeezed his feet into them with obvious discomfort. He then stood up
in the shoes, but with considerable pain.
"Are you absolutely sure you want these shoes?" repeated the salesman.
"Listen," said the man, "I've lost my house to the bank, I lost my
job to someone offshore, I live with my mother-in-law, my daughter ran
off with my best friend and my son just told me he's a Chicago Cubs
fan! The only pleasure I have left is to come home at night, after
spending all day looking for a part-time, and take my shoes off.
There's no way I'm letting you take that from me too!"
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that there are
just some people who do not want to be helped. No matter how badly they
need your advice, your product or your service, they are intent on
doing things their way, without you. So be it. Drop them as fast as
you can and move on! Some people just can't help themselves.
"Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it." - Benjamin Franklin