Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (April 23) The Luxury Car.

Three salesmen died and went to heaven.  Upon their arrival, St. Peter asked the first salesman if he had been faithful to his wife.  The salesman admitted to two affairs during his marriage.  St. Peter told him he would receive only a compact car to drive in heaven.

Then St. Peter asked the second salesman if he had been faithful to his wife and the salesman admitted to one affair.  St. Peter told him he would be given a midsized car to drive.

The third salesman was asked about his faithfulness, and he told St. Peter he had been true to his wife until the day he died.  St. Peter praised him and gave him a luxury car.

A week later, the three salesmen were driving around heaven, and they all stopped at a red light.  The salesmen in the compact and midsized cars turned to see that the salesman in luxury car was crying.  They asked him what could possibly be the matter.  After all, he was driving a luxury car.

"I just passed my wife," exclaimed the salesman, "and she was driving just a skateboard."

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals know that while others may judge your success in life by the type of car you drive; just because you have a luxury automobile, it doesn't mean you're happy.   Knowing the difference between must haves and nice to haves, is the real secret in setting your priorities in life.  Don't ever let shiny new material things dictate who you are or limit the person you could become.

"The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury."   -  Charlie Chaplin