Monday, April 29, 2013

the new salesman

A young guy from Michigan moves to Florida and goes to a big "everything under one roof" department store looking for a job.

The Manager says, "Do you have any sales experience?" The kid says "Yeah. I was a vacuum salesman back in Michigan."

Well, the boss was unsure, but he liked the kid and figured he'd give him a shot, so he gave him the job.

"You start tomorrow. I'll come down after we close and see how you did."

His first day on the job was rough, but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the boss came down to the sales floor.

"How many customers bought something from you today?" The kid frowns and looks at the floor and mutters, "One". The boss says "Just one?!!? Our sales people average sales from 20 to 30 customers a day. That will have to change, and soon, if you'd like to continue your employment here. We have very strict standards for our sales force here in Florida . One sale a day might have been acceptable in Michigan, but you're not on the farm anymore, son."

The kid took his beating, but continued to look at his shoes, so the boss felt kinda bad for chewing him out on his first day. He asked (semi-sarcastically), "So, how much was your one sale for?"

The kid looks up at his boss and says "$101,237.65".

The boss, astonished, says, "$101,237.65?!? What the heck did you sell?"

The kid says, "Well, first, I sold him some new fish hooks. Then I sold him a new fishing rod to go with his new hooks. 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 we went 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 I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4x4 Expedition."

The boss said "A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat and a TRUCK!?"

The kid 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.........'"  

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This day in History

Lead Story
World War II monument opens in Washington, D.C., 2004
American Revolution
Nathanael Greene takes command of Long Island, 1776
The end of the road for Oldsmobile, 2004
Civil War
Union captures New Orleans, 1862
Cold War
American statesmen deny Lattimore's influence, 1950
Rodney King trial verdict announced, 1992
Cyclone kills 135,000 in Bangladesh, 1991
General Interest
Joan of Arc relieves Orleans, 1429
First African-American college chartered, 1854
Dachau liberated, 1945
Riots erupt in Los Angeles, 1992
Britain's Prince William weds Kate Middleton, 2011
Daniel Day-Lewis born, 1957
Henry James' Transatlantic Sketches is published, 1875
Hair premieres on Broadway, 1968
Old West
William Randolph Hearst is born, 1863
Nixon announces release of White House Watergate tapes, 1974
Roger Clemens strikes out 20 batters in single game, 1986
Vietnam War
U.S.-South Vietnamese forces launch Cambodian "incursion", 1970
New casualty figures released., 1971
Operation Frequent Wind begins, 1975
World War I
British forces surrender at Kut, Mesopotamia, 1916
World War II
Adolf and Eva marry, 1945
International Military Tribunal indicts Hideki, 1946

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