Monday, June 02, 2014

Sales Joke of the Day (May 31) The Truck Stop.

Did you hear about the cheerful sales rep who pulled up at a roadside truck stop for dinner?  Halfway through his meal, three wild-looking bikers roared up.  They were bearded, leather-jacketed, filthy individuals with swastikas adorning their chests and helmets.

For no reason at all, other than perhaps he was wearing a suit and tie, they selected the sales rep as their target.  One poured pepper over his head, another stole his apple pie, the third deliberately upset his cup of coffee.  The sales rep never said one word - just arose, paid his bill, tipped the waitress and exited.

"That sales rep sure ain't much of a fighter," sneered one of the bikers.  The waitress behind the counter, peering out into the night, added, "He doesn't seem to be much of a driver either!  He just ran his car right over three motorcycles."

Moral of the story:   When you're on the road as a sales rep make sure to blend in with the natives as much as possible.  Stick to main roads and nationally franchised restaurants.   Make sure to take out the extra insurance on your rental vehicle; you never know when you'll have to distribute some street justice with more than two tons of steel now do you?   Remember they don't call us road warriors for nothing!

"Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches.  This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!"
- Pat Riley