Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 14) A "Hare" Raising Sales Trip.

A field salesman is driving along a highway between calls and sees a rabbit jump out across the middle of the road. He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the rabbit jumps right in front of his rental car. The driver, a sensitive salesman as well as an animal lover, pulls over and gets out to see what has become of the rabbit. Much to his dismay, the rabbit is dead. The salesman feels so awful that he begins to cry.

A beautiful blonde woman driving down the highway sees the salesman crying on the side of a road and pulls over. She steps out of the car and asks the salesman what's wrong. "I feel terrible," he explains, "I accidentally hit this rabbit and killed it."

The blonde says, "Don't worry." She runs to her car and pulls out a spray can. She walks over to the limp, dead rabbit, bends down, and sprays the contents onto the rabbit. The rabbit jumps up, waves its paw at the two of them and hops off down the road. Ten feet away the rabbit stops, turns around and waves again, he hops down the road another 10 feet, turns and waves, hops another ten feet, turns and waves, and repeats this again and again and again, until he hops out of sight.

The salesman is astonished. He runs over to the woman and demands, "What is in that can? What did you spray on that rabbit?" The woman turns the can around so that the man can read the label. It says, "Hair Spray - Restores life to dead hair, adds permanent wave."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals realize that in order to succeed at sales they must look successful.  Dead looking hair can really take the life out of your commission check.  So take control of your hair with a just a bit, but not to much, hair spray.  You'll be able to give mediocrity a permanent wave good bye.

"I maintain that if your hair is wrong, your entire life is wrong."   -  Steven Morrissey