World's Best Salesman
After his first day working at a department store, the new salesman was approached by the manager and asked how many sales he had his first day.
The young man proudly answered, "One."
The manager replied, "Only one? Well how much was it?"
The young man responded, "$39,562." Curious the manager asked what he had sold.
"A man was buying some fishing hooks, and I told him he would probably need some stronger line to go with those hooks. He agreed. Then before he left, I suggested he buy a new rod to go with his new line and hooks. And to my surprise he bought it as well.
"So I thought I would try to sell him a boat so that he could go out and catch some big fish. After deciding on the boat, he realized his car wouldn't be able to tow it, so I showed him the new truck we had and he bought that as well. By the time he walked out, his total was $39,562."
The manager said, "You are one heck of a salesman! A guy comes in to buy fishing hooks and you sell him fishing line, a rod, a new boat, and even a truck."
"No," the clerk said. "He came in to buy tampons for his wife and I said, 'Your weekend is pretty much shot. You should go fishing!'"