Monday, May 05, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 5) The Chicken Breasts.

As part of his  Monday morning trip to the supermarket, the salesman went to the meat counter to buy a package of boneless chicken breasts for his first barbecue of the year.  But he was disappointed because they all appeared to be to small.  So he complained to the butcher and she promised to pack up some and to have them ready for him by the time he had finished his shopping.

The salesman continued on with the rest of his shopping until a few aisles on, he heard her voice boom out over the loudspeakers of the store public address system:  "Will the gentleman who was looking for bigger breasts please meet me at the back of the store at the butcher counter."

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals always make the most of what's readily available.   They've found through experience however,  that simply asking for more, without first proving value, rarely works out well.

"A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions."                                 -   John Kenneth Galbraith