Sales Experience

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, “$101,237.65”.

The boss, astonished, says $101,237.65?!? 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 and a net. 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 4×4 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.’”

Hat tip: Linda W.
Image Credit: BeallsFlorida

  50 comments for “Sales Experience

  1. May 9, 2015 at 2:14 am

    bahahahaha! Now that's how to upsell! and someone needs his charge card taken away!

    Have a lovely weekend, hon. And whatever you do, do not send Zane to the store! 😀 big hugs x0x0

    • May 9, 2015 at 10:16 am

      That was some very expensive tampons. 🙂

  2. Ann
    May 9, 2015 at 3:37 am

    LOL, LOVE this. That is one good salesman although he was selling to a man. I'd like to see how well he does with a woman shopper

    • May 9, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Probably not as well, but you never know. 🙂

  3. May 9, 2015 at 3:57 am

    Heeheehee! Kid knew more than the boss!

  4. May 9, 2015 at 4:18 am

    That is one smart kid. Amazing. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit, have a super week end.

  5. May 9, 2015 at 4:43 am

    Fantastic salesman. Love the last line. Brilliant.

    • May 9, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Well, the last line was spot on too. 🙂

  6. May 9, 2015 at 4:56 am

    That's funny. Kind of reminds me of myself, going in to get an oil change and coming home with a new car.

    • May 9, 2015 at 10:18 am

      Nothing wrong with that at all. 🙂

  7. May 9, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Haha! Now that's how you sell ;o)

  8. May 9, 2015 at 5:30 am

    At least the guy remembered to buy the tampons for his wife, or did he? Ha,ha,ha.
    Have a beautiful Saturday Sandee. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • May 9, 2015 at 10:18 am

      I don't think he got the tampons at all. 🙂

  9. May 9, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Holy krap, I'll bet he forgot the tampons! Hehe.

    Have a spectacular day…as always.

    Scritches to LB, and big hugs times two, honey…

    • May 9, 2015 at 10:18 am

      I'm betting he forgot the tampons too. 🙂

  10. May 9, 2015 at 6:49 am

    A mistress on the side would have been a lot cheaper.

    • May 9, 2015 at 10:19 am

      You've got that right. 🙂

  11. May 9, 2015 at 7:54 am

    very cute! Smart kid!

  12. May 9, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Now that is a salesman!

  13. May 9, 2015 at 8:33 am

    LMAO I assume the warning was withdrawn LOL

    Have a salestastic day Sandee :-h

    • May 9, 2015 at 10:20 am

      I would hope so Steve. I doubt anyone else had that big of a sale that day. 🙂

  14. May 9, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Sandee, thank you for always being so faithful to comment on my posts.
    I had to share this post with my Uncle on Facebook..
    d-)

    • May 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      You're most welcome Michelle. Have a fabulous day. 🙂

  15. May 9, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    LOL!!! :)) =)) y-) H-(

    • May 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      This is So getting swipped!!

    • May 9, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      It's an oldie, but it's a goodie. 🙂

    • May 9, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Help yourself Mike. 🙂

  16. May 9, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    How did you know why I got my boat?

    • May 10, 2015 at 7:25 am

      Bwahahahahahahaha. So you're the guy. 🙂

  17. May 9, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Oh my gosh that's hilarious!

  18. May 10, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Michelle & I both had a good laugh at this one Sandee. Hilarious

    • May 10, 2015 at 7:26 am

      Yep, it's an oldie, but a goody. 🙂

  19. May 10, 2015 at 4:53 am

    That boy needs to write a book and go on the lecture circuit.

    • May 10, 2015 at 7:26 am

      An excellent idea indeed. 🙂

  20. May 10, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Hahaha, he's going to take over management someday. 🙂

    • May 10, 2015 at 7:27 am

      You're probably right. 🙂

  21. May 10, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Roche' says he doesn't know what tampons are but he wants some now.

    smiles, bee
    xoxo

    • May 10, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Well, bless his heart. Of course he would want some now, 🙂

  22. May 11, 2015 at 3:42 am

    Known joke earlier…still it's evergreen comedy!

    • May 11, 2015 at 7:40 am

      Yep, it's a good one. 🙂

  23. May 11, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Talk about overselling!

  24. May 11, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    It will not be surprise if he becomes the manger and maybe the owner of that store someday 🙂

    • May 12, 2015 at 6:41 am

      I see him going places for sure. 🙂

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