A young man from Texas moves to California and goes to one of those big “everything under one roof” stores looking for a job.
The manager asked, “Do you have any sales experience?”
The kid said, “Sure, I was a salesman back home in San Antonio.”
The boss liked the kid 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 see how things went.
“How many sales did you make today?”
The young man replied without hesitating, “One.”
“Just one? Our sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day! How much was the sale for?”
“What the hell did you sell?!?”
“First I sold him a bag of #8 fish hooks, then I sold him a bag of #1 fish hooks, then I sold him a set of lures.
I then sold him a new fishing rod.
After I asked where he was going fishing and he told me he was going to the coast, I told him he would be best off with a boat, so I brought him over to the sea craft department and sold him that 24′ twin engine Yamaha.
He was doubtful that his Silver-ado could manage it, so I took him down to automotive and got set him up with the 4×4 F350.”
“A guy came in here to buy some fish hooks and you sold him a boat and a truck?”
“No sir, he came here to buy a box of tampons for his wife and I said, ‘Well, your weekend’s shot, you might as well go fishing!”