Wednesday, 28 February 2007

The salesman

A door-to-door salesman is getting rather bored with his job of selling Bibles, so he decides to become a boss, hiring three people to sell Bibles for him.

He interviews three people.

The first comes in and says, "I want to sell Bibles for you."

"OK, you're hired. Here's your kit; go and sell!"

The second comes in and says, "I want to sell Bibles for you."

"OK, you're hired! Here's your kit; go and sell!"

The third comes in and says, "I-i-I wa-wa-wa-want t-t-t-t-to s-s-s-s-ell to sell, to sell, to sell, Bi-bi-bi-Bibles, sell Bi-Bibles f-f-f-fo-for y-y-y-y you Bibles for you!"

"No," says the boss, "this will never work! You can't sell Bibles for me!"

The applicant replies, "B-b-b-b-but I r-r-r-eall, but I really, really, n-n-n-n-need th-th-th-this, really need tthis job!"

As there were no other applicants, the boss says, "OK, I'll give you one shot at this, but I expect you to PRODUCE!"

At the end of the first day, the first guy comes back and reports, "I sold 8 Bibles today."

The second reports: "I sold 11 Bibles today.

The third worker reports, "To-to-to-to t-t-today, I-i-I so-so, I so-, I so-, I so- I sold 28 Bi-bi- b-bibles!"

"Great," says the boss. "However, I want you to sell lots more Bibles than that, so get out there tomorrow and MAKE ME SOME MONEY!"

The next day, the first worker comes in and reports, "Today, I sold 32 Bibles."

The second worker reports, "I sold 44 Bibles today."

The third worker reports, "To-to-to t-today, I-i-I so-so, I so-, I sold 79 Bi-bi-bi- sold 79, sold 79 Bibles."

"Fantastic," says the boss. "Since you're doing so much better than these other two losers, why don't you tell them what your sales technique is?"

The worker replies, "I-i-I j-j-j-j-ju-ju-ju-just wa, wa, wa, just wal- wa- wa- walk, just walk up to up to up to just walk up to them and and ask, them and ask, them and ask if th-th-th-th ask if they w-w-w-w-w- wa- ask if they want t-t-t-t-o-o- if they want to b--b-b-b-b if they want to buy a Bi-bi - want to buy a Bi--b--a - a- abi - buy a to buy a Bi-bi-bible, or d-d-d-d-d do th-th-they do they w-w-w-ant me to READ it to 'em?"

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