Thursday, May 01, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 1) Sales Absolution?

There was an old woman on a plane, sitting next to the Pope.

It was stormy outside, and the plane was being rocked by some severe turbulence.

So this kindly old lady looked upon Death's door, and said to her papal neighbour, "Father, surely you can do something about this."

To which the Pope replied, "Sorry lady, I'm in sales, not management."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that in order to succeed at sales they must always be in control of their comings and goings.    That is why they always book aisle seats when flying.   Sure, on long flights you might have to get up a couple of times to let the person with the window seat use the washroom.   But you're in control.   You can get up and walk away whenever you like.  You'll never be held hostage in your seat, being forced to answer  ridiculous questions from an old lady.  

"All travel has its advantages.  If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own.  And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it."   
-  Samuel Johnson