Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 25) Gone Fishing?

One morning, a salesman returns the boat to their lakeside cottage after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, his wife (also a salesperson) decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors, puts her feet up, and begins to read her book. The peace and solitude are magnificent.

Along comes a Fish and Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, "Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?"

"Reading a book," she replies, (thinking, "Isn't that obvious?").

"You're in a Restricted Fishing Area," he informs her.

"I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading."

"Yes, but I see you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up."

"If you do that, I 'll have to charge you with sexual assault," says the woman.

"But I haven't even touched you," says the Game Warden.

"That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment."

"Have a nice day ma'am," and he left.

Moral of the story: Never argue with a salesperson when they are trying to unwind and relax.  A good vocabulary and quick wit are useful tools in any situation.

"Fishing is a hard job. Fishing at night.  Rain.  Day, night.  You have to be wise and smart.  And quick."    -  Mariano Rivera