Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sales

1

A salesman was tired of his job, so he resigned and became a policeman. 

Several months later, a friend asked him how he liked his new role.

"Well," he replied, "the pay is fine and the hours aren't bad either... but what I like best is that the customer is always wrong."


2

A disappointed salesman of a Cola company returns to US from his Middle East assignment.

"Why weren't you successful with the Arabs?" a friend asks.

"Although I didn't know to speak Arabic," the salesman replies, "I was very confident that I'd be successful, because I had a plan."

His friend says, "Not bad! So what was your plan?"

The salesman explains, "I planned to convey the message through three posters. First poster, a man crawling through the hot desert sand, totally exhausted and panting. Second poster, the man is drinking our Cola. And third, the man is now totally refreshed. Then these posters were pasted all over the place."

"Good idea! That should have worked!" says the friend.

The salesman replies, "I didn't realize that Arabs read from right to left..."


3

A saleswoman from a major condom company was required to travel cross-country to meet a perspective buyer. Her boss asked her to take about 100 condoms of various types with her. 

As she was running late for her flight, she simply stuffed them all into her briefcase. The cab ride to the airport was delayed by traffic and she had just enough time to throw her ticket at the counter and run onto the plane. As she jumped into the airplane, she dropped her briefcase and all the condoms flew out all over the floor in front of all the passengers and crew. 

They all stared amazed at the display and then looked to the woman who said sheepishly, "I'm meeting a new client."