A young man from Minnesota moves to Arkansas 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 salesman back in Minnesota ."
Well, the boss liked the kid and gave him the job. "You
starttomorrow. 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?"
The kid says "One".The boss says "Just One? Our sales people
average 20 to 30 customers a day. How much was the sale for?"The
kid says "$101, 237.65".The boss says "$101,237.65? What the
heck did you sell?"The kid says, "First, I sold him a small fish
hook. Then I sold him a medium fishhook. Then I sold him a
larger fishhook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod.
Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said
down to the lake, 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 Expedition."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.' "