Sunday, June 12, 2005

Now This Is What You Call A Good Salesman....

An Indian moves to Montreal and goes to a big department store looking for a job. The manager asked, "Do you have any sales experience?" The Indian said, "Yeah, I was a salesman back home". Well, the manager liked the young man, so he gave him the job. You start tomorrow. I'll come down after we close and see how you did, but let me give you a bit of advice. If a customer comes looking, say, for toothpaste, you might suggest for him a toothbrush, or shaving cream etc. you get the idea?" Of course," the young man said. His first day on the job was rough but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the manager came down. "How many sales did you make today? The Indian said, "One" The manager groaned, "Just one? Our sales people average 20 or 30 sales/day. How much was the sale for?" The Indian said, "$101,237.64." The manager exclaimed, "What? $101,237.64? What did you sell him?" The Indian explained, "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 at 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 that 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 Pajero."The manager was astounded, "You mean a guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat and truck?!" The Indian hastily clarified, "No, no, no, he came in here to buy a box of Kotex for his wife and I said,"Well, since your weekend's already screwed up you might as well go fishing." =)

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