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
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
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, 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.'
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