Everybody, but one girl, laughed uproariously.
"What's the matter?" grumbled the boss. "Haven't you got a sense of humor?"
"I don't have to laugh," she replied. "I'm leaving Friday."
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that in order to succeed at sales you need to have a good sense of humor. You also need to have a good sense of timing. Knowing when to, and when not to laugh, can be key to you fitting in at your workplace and can help prevent you from becoming a social outcast in public. Remember burning bridges is best left for times of war. In today's economic environment, with takeovers, acquisitions and buyouts, you just never know if the boss you leave today, could once again become your boss in the not too distant future. So, even if you are leaving a position you absolutely hate and a boss you detest, keep it to yourself. No one is going to think better of you when you spend your time slamming someone else.
"The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible."
- David Ogilvy
"Most jokes state a bitter truth."
- Larry Gelbart