The salesman's wife asks, "Do you know her?"
"Yes," sighs the salesman, "she's my ex-girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up seven years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since."
"Wow!" says the wife. "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that it's better not to bring up past girlfriends, past jobs or past felonies at anytime. What's past is past, it can't be undone. Nothing good can come from opening up old wounds or old records.
"If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future." - Winston Churchill