A young guy from Texas moves to New York 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 home in
Well, the boss liked the kid so he gave him a 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 sales did you make today?" The kid says, "One."
The boss says, "Just one? Our sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day.
How much was the sale for?" The kid says "$101,237.64."
The boss says, "$101,237.64? What the hell Did you sell?"
Kid says, "First I sold the guy a small fish hook.
Then I sold him a medium fish hook.
Then I sold him a larger fish hook.
Then I sold him a new fishing rod.
Then I asked him where he was going fishing
and he said down at the coast,
So I told him he was gonna need a boat,
So we went down to the boat
department and I sold him that 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 Blazer." The boss said, "A guy came in here to buy a
fish hook and you sold him a boat and truck?"
Kid says, "No, he came in here to buy a box of tampons for his
wife and I said, "Well, your weekend's shot, you might as well go fishing."
...ever notice how "I'm sorry" and "I apologize" mean the same thing, unless you are at a funeral..?