The comely redhead was thrilled to have just obtained a divorce and a huge settlement. Now she was dazzled by the skill and confidence of her BMW salesman, not to mention his good looks and his healthy income. In fact, she realized, she had fallen head over heels in love with him, even though he was a married man.
"Oh Todd," she sobbed as she signed the purchase agreement, "isn't
there some way we can be together, the way we were meant to be?"
Shaking her by the shoulders, Todd proceeded to scold her soundly for
her lack of discretion and good judgment. The BMW dealership was his
workplace after all. "Snatched drinks in grimy bars on the edge of
town, lying on the phone, hurried meetings in sordid cheap motel rooms.
Is that what you really want for us?" Todd asked.
"No... no...." sobbed the redhead, heartsick.
"Oh," replied the BMW salesman. "Well it was just a suggestion."
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know better than to
mix business with pleasure. It never ends well, and it's so
unprofessional. True sales professionals also know it's always better
to buy domestic automobiles. That way you can rest easy knowing it's
only the American economy that's being 'stimulated.'
"Pleasure and action make the hours seem short." - William Shakespeare