|04-23-2013, 04:42 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA
A young guy from North Dakota moves to Florida 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 vacuum salesman back in North Dakota."
Well, the boss was unsure, but he liked the kid and figured he'd give him a shot, 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 the sales floor.
"How many customers bought something from you today?" The kid frowns and looks at the floor and mutters, "One". The boss says "Just one?!!? Our sales people average sales to 20 to 30 customers a day.
That will have to change, and soon, if you'd like to continue your employment here. We have very strict standards for our sales force here in Florida. One sale a day might have been acceptable in North Dakota, but you're not on the farm anymore, son."
The kid took his beating, but continued to look at his shoes, so the boss felt kinda bad for chewing him out on his first day. He asked (semi-sarcastically), "So, how much was your one sale for?"
The kid looks up at his boss and says "$201,237.65".
The boss, astonished, says $201,237.65?!? What the heck did you sell?"
The kid says, "Well, first, I sold him some new fish hooks. Then I sold him a new fishing rod to go with his new hooks. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down the coast, 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.........
An old drill Sergeant once told me, "Its just a question of mind over matter. I don't mind and you don't matter."
New to a Kumho Ecsta Run Flat...4/23/12..
1975 Honda 750 Four
1977 Suzuki GS750
1982 GL1100 Naked
|04-23-2013, 06:59 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Geldrop.Noord Brabant. The Netherlands
Goldwing Model: GL 1500 SE
It is beautiful on the road with all the Goldwings.
A Goldwing rider is a happy rider.
See my Albums to see what my nickname means, and see photo's from our holiday in Australia.
Also see my other albums from my motor vacations.
Look in My Garage for photo's from my Goldwing
GL 1500 SE. Two tone green.
|04-25-2013, 11:14 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Rio Rancho , New Mexico, USA
\'70 Honda 50 mini trail bike
\'75 Can Am 175 TNT
\'77 Yamaha XS750
\'77 Kawasaki KE250
\'88 Kawasaki Ninja 600R
\'83 Honda VT750 Shadow
\'89 Honda GL1500 Goldwing
\'02 Honda GL1800 (current ride)
|04-25-2013, 12:54 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
Goldwing Model: 1995 GL1500SE
Gotta love them North Dakota boys
ABATE of ND - Board of Director
"Lets Ride Together"
GWRRA - Capital Wing Riders, Chapter C
1979 Yamaha 650 Special II
1981 Yamaha XV920R
1984 Suzuki GS1100GKE
|04-26-2013, 09:05 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA
Goldwing Model: 1981 GL1100 & 1984 GL1200
I think I need to go buy a boat.
US Navy - Retired - 1983 to 2003
If you aren't having fun doing it, find something else to do.
"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." Thomas Jefferson
1981 GL1100 Standard with 117,000 miles and climbing
1984 GL1200 Standard with 7,500 miles
1996 Suzuki Intruder 800 - 46,000 miles when I traded it in on a cage.
1985 Suzuki GS550L - 63,000 miles when the engine gave up.
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