Monday, November 17, 2008

Employee of the Month

I'm still having trouble trying to come up with six random things about myself that I haven't already blabbed about on my blog so that I can respond to Polimom's 'tag' of the other day. In fact, for today's post I was in the process of gathering all my thoughts and notes together for a different subject entirely when I came across this. Hope you get a chuckle or two out of it!

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

The manager asks, "Do you have any sales experience?" The kid says, "Yeah, I was a salesman back in Wisconsin." Well, the boss liked the kid and 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. "How many customers bought something from you today?" he wanted to know.

The kid says 'one'. The boss replies, "Just one?!? Our salespeople average 20 to 30 customers a day! How much was the sale for?"

The kid says, "$101,237.65."

"$101,237.65!! What the heck did you sell?"

The kid explains, "First I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium fish hook. Then I sold him a larger 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. 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 over to the automotive department and sold him that 4x4 Expedition."

"A guy comes in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat and a truck?!?"

"Well, not exactly," the kid replied. "The guy came in here to buy Tampons for his wife and I said, 'Dude, your weekend's shot. You should go fishing ...

I got this from Tish, who got it from Jules, who got it from ... ... ... and now you've got it!


Craig Peihopa said...

Now THAT is a sales person! No push, no shove but just selling a concept and a dream.

Tammy said...

LOL...didn't see that ending coming. :)