Sunday, April 06, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (April 6) Choices.

A son in his early thirties was still living with his parents, who worried that he seemed unable to decide on a profession.  Even they were unsure what path he should follow, so in hopes of providing some career guidance, they set up a secret test.

They took a $20 bill, a Bible and a bottle of whisky and put them on the hallway table.  The couple then hid from view in a nearby closet.   The salesman explained to his wife:  "If our son takes the money, he will be a salesman just like me, no good salesman leaves money on the table, ever.  If he takes the Bible he will become a priest.  But if he takes the bottle of whisky, then I'm afraid he will end up being a drunkard and will continue to live with us for several years to come."

Peering through the closet keyhole, they saw their son arrive home and look at the items on the table.   First he took the $20 bill, held it up to the light, and slipped it into his pocket.  Next he picked up the Bible, leafed through the pages, and put it in another pocket.  Then he grabbed the bottle of whisky, took two big swigs, and took it with him.

Seeing his son disappear up to his room carrying all three items, the salesman whispered to his wife:  "Darn!   Our son is going to be a politician!"

"There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them."  -  Denis Waitley