Monday, May 26, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 26) Late for Work.

For thirty years, Johnson, an inside sales rep had arrived at work at 9A.M. on the dot. He had never missed a day and was never late.

Consequently, when on one particular day 9 A.M. passed without Johnson's arrival, it caused a sensation. All work ceased, and the sales manager himself, looking at his watch and muttering, came out into the corridor.

Finally, precisely at ten, Johnson showed up, clothes dusty and torn, his face scratched and bruised, his glasses bent. He limped painfully limped to his desk, started up his computer and said, aware that all eyes were upon him, "I tripped and rolled down two flights of stairs in the subway. Nearly killed myself."

And his sales manager said, "And to roll down two flights of stairs took you a whole hour?"

Moral of the story:   If you're in sales no excuses!  And remember if you're going to be late, it's better to call in sick and burn one of those sick days you've been accumulating over the years.  No one cares about why you're late, they just see that you are late.   If you're home sick.....  out of sight....   out of mind!   Just make sure to lay low for the day and close your curtains, blinds and/or shutters and whatever you do don't answer the door or the telephone!   It's probably just someone else trying to sell you something anyway!

"There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late."  -  Og Mandino