A young guy from Minnesota 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 salesman back in
Well, the boss liked the kid and 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."How many
customers bought something from you today?"
The kid says, "One."
The boss says, "Just one? Our sales people average 20
to 30 customers a day. How much was the sale for?"
The kid says "$101,237.65."
The boss says "$101,237.65? What the heck did you
The kid says, "First, I sold him a small fishhook.
Then I sold him a medium fishhook.
Then I sold him a larger fishhook.
Then I sold him a new fishing rod.
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 fishhook,
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........"