My version of the New Salesman

Here is yet another story that I enjoyed modifying.

I moved from North Carolina to Florida and looking for a new job, I went to one of those big everything-under-one-roof department store.

The Manager asked, ‘Do you have any sales experience?’

I replied ‘Yeah. I was a salesman back in North Carolina.’

Well, the boss liked me and gave me the job. ‘You start tomorrow. I’ll come down after we close and see how you did.’ My first day on the job was rough, but I got through it.

After the store was locked up, the boss came down. ‘How many customers bought something from you today?’

I said, ‘One.’

The boss says, ‘Just one? Our sales people average 20 to 30 customers a day. How much was the sale for?’

I said, ‘$101,237.65.’

The boss says, ‘$101,237.65? What the heck did you sell?’

I said, ‘First, I sold him a small fish hook.

Then I sold him a medium fishhook.

Then I sold him a larger fishhook.

Then I sold him a new fishing rod.

Then I asked him where he was going fishing, and he said down the coast, so I told him he was going to need a boat, so wewent down to the boat department, and I sold him a twin engine Chris Craft.

Then he said he didn’t think his Honda Civic would pull it, so Itook him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4×4 Expedition.’

The boss said ‘A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a BOAT and a TRUCK?’

I said, ‘No, the guy came in here to buy Tampons for his wife, and I said, ‘Dude, your weekend’s shot, you should go fishing’

Another story shared with you by Teddy Burriss – I hope you enjoyed it.

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