Born To Sell

A young guy moves to California and applies for a sales job.

The manager asks, “Do you have any sales experience?”

The kid replies, “Yeah, I was a salesman back home in Texas.”

“You can start tomorrow. I’ll come down after we close and see how you did.”

After the store was locked up the next day, the boss came down. “How many sales did you make?”

The kid says, “One.”

The boss says, “Just one? Our sales people average 20 to 30 sales a day! How much was the sale?”

The kid says, “$101,237.64.”

The boss says, “What the heck did you sell?”

The kid says, “First I sold him a fish hook. 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. We went down to the boat department, and I sold him that twin engine Chris Craft. Then he said he didn’t think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him over 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 truck?”

The kid says, “No, he came in and said his mother-in-law was coming to visit, and I said, “Well, your weekend’s shot — you might as well go fishing.”






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