A young guy from West Virginia 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 West Virginia."
NOT SURE WHO WROTE THIS, BUT I THOUGHT I'D GIVE EVERYONE A CHUCKLE.
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 to 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 West Virginia , but
you're not in the mines 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
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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