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 back home”, replied the 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, “How many sales did you make today?”
“Sir, Just ONE sale.” said the young salesman.
“Only one sale?” blurted the boss.
“No! No! You see here, most of my staff make 20 or 30 sales a day. “If you
want to keep this job, you’d better be doing better than just one sale.
By the way “How much was the sale worth?”
“300534.00 pounds” said the young man.
“What”,” How did you manage that?” asked the flabbergasted boss.
“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 hook.
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, so 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’ll be staying, and since he had no accommodation,
I took him to camping department and sold him one of those new igloo
6-sleeper camper tents.
Then the guy said, while we’re at it, I
should throw in about 100 Pounds worth of groceries and two cases of beer.
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.”