Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 6) The Leak.

Discovering a leak in the bathroom, the salesman's wife called the plumber, who fixed the problem in just a couple of minutes.  The bill, however, was substantial, so substantial, that the salesman called to complain to the plumber when he got home that evening.  "You weren't here for more than ten minutes," he said, "and I don't charge that much when I do a top level C-Level Executive consulting engagement!"

"I know," responded the plumber sympathetically, "I didn't either, back when I was just a salesman!"

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals realize when they compare their chosen with others, the grass isn't always greener.....    Unless of course the grass is over a leaky septic tank, and you happen to be a plumber!

"A plumber is an adventurer who traces leaky pipes to their source."  -  Arthur Baer

"A salesman is an adventurer who sources leads in hopes of plugging a leaky pipeline."
-  James Gingerich