It’s a very old Salesman joke, about a super salesman who can probably sell anything to a person who was probably never even looking for it.
You might have heard about it, or might not have!
A salesman decides to try for a new job in a department store.
The manager says, “Do you have any sales experience?”
The man, “Yeah, I’ve been a salesman all my life.”
The boss liked him, 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 shop was locked up, the boss came down.? “How many sales did you make today?”
The salesman says, “One.”
The boss says, “Just one? Our sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day. How much was the sale for?”
“50,237.64?? What the hell did you sell him?”
“First I sold him a some fish hooks.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 gonna need a boat, so we went down to the boat department, and I sold him that big twin engine job. Then he said he didn’t think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the car department and sold him a 4×4 Land Rover.”
The boss said, “Somebody came in here to buy fish hooks and you sold him a boat and 4×4?”
“No, he came in here to buy headache medicine for his wife, and I said, “Well, since your weekend’s messed up, you may as well go fishing.”