Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 27) Faith In Humanity.

After shopping for most of the day, a salesman and his wife return to their car to it has been stolen.  They go to the police station to make a full report.  Then a detective drives them back to the parking lot to see if any of the evidence can be found at the scene of the crime.  To their amazement, the car has been returned.

There is an envelope on the windshield with a note of apology and two tickets to a music concert.  The note reads, "I apologize for taking your car, but my wife was having a baby and I had to hot-wire your vehicle to rush her to the hospital.  Please forgive the inconvenience.  Here are two tickets for tonight's Garth Brooks concert.  Please accept them as my apology.

Their faith in humanity restored, the couple attend the concert and return home late.  They find their house has been robbed.  Valuable goods have been taken from throughout the house, from basement to attic.  And, there is a note on the door that read,  "Well, you still have your car.  I have to put my newly born kid through college somehow, don't I?"

Moral of the story.  True sales professionals realize that sales can often be a rough business.   There will be those that steal your accounts, your ideas and your efforts and will take the credit for themselves.  Remember that they will never be able to take your knowledge, your abilities, your personal integrity, your values or your determination.  In the long run it is your personal attributes, that cannot be stolen, that will ultimately comprise your career.  In the long run, the minute achievements that are stolen will not make a difference.  They are like drops of water that the thief who has stole them, will never be able to hold on to for long.

You must not lose faith in humanity.  Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.     - Mahatma Gandhi