The Perfect Salesman

Got an email from my colleagues and just want to share it.

ONLY A real Salesman can accomplish this :-

One day, a young man applied for a Salesman's job at
London 's premier downtown Department Store. In fact, it was the
biggest store in the world - you could get anything there.

The Boss asked him, "Have you ever been a salesman before?" "Yes sir,
I was a salesman in my hometown", replied the young lad.

The Boss liked the cut of him and said, "You can start tomorrow

and I'll come and see you."

The day was long and arduous for the young man, but he got through it.
And finally 6:00 PM came around. The Boss duly fronted up and asked,
the new employee, "How many sales did you make today?" "Sir, Just ONE sale." was the answer.

"Only one sale?" exclaimed the Boss. "No! No! You see here, most of my staff make twenty or thirty sales a day. If you want to keep this job, you'll have to do much better than just one sale. By the way ... how much was the sale worth?" asked the Boss.

“300,534.00 pounds" answered the young Salesman.

There was total silence. The air had rushed out of the Boss's lungs, and he

couldn't speak for a while.

"W-H-A-T! How on earth did you manage THAT?" gasped the flabbergasted

Boss at last.

"Well", said the salesman, "This man came in and I sold him a small
fish hook, then a medium hook and finally a really large fish hook. Then I
sell him new fishing rod and some fishing gear. Then I asked him where
he was going fishing and he said down the Coast. So I told him he'd be
needing a boat. I took him down to the Boat Department and sold him
that twenty-foot schooner with the twin engines. Then he said his
Volkswagen probably wouldn't be able to pull it, so I took him to
our Automotive Department and sold him that new Deluxe 4X4 Blazer.

I then asked him where he'd be staying, and since he had no accommodation, I took him to our Camping Department and sold him one of those new Igloo Six-Sleeper Camper Tents.

Then the guy mentioned that they had no food so I suggested, "while we're at it, why don't I throw in about one hundred pounds worth of groceries and two cases of beer?" ... I took him to our Foods & Beverages Department and stocked him up on enough food for his trip. He paid up for everything and left just a few moments ago."

The boss took two steps back and asked in astonishment, "You sold ALL THAT ... to a guy who came in for a FISH HOOK??!!"

"No," answered the salesman, "he came in to buy a box of Sanitary
Napkins for his wife and I said to him, "Sir, your weekend is screwed
anyway, you might as well go fishing!"

Boss - "You'd better sit in my chair......."

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