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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

HOW TO SELL TOOTHBRUSHES


Productive Salesmanship.

 
The kids filed back into class Monday morning.  They were very
excited.
Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk
on productive salesmanship.
 
Little Sally led off: "I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30,"
she said proudly, "My sales approach was to appeal to the
customer's civil spirit and I credit that approach for my
obvious success."

"Very good," said the teacher.
 
Little Jenny was next: "I sold magazines," she said, "I made
$45 and I explainedto everyone that magazines would keep
them up on current events."
"Very good, Jenny," said the teacher.
 
Eventually,  it was Little Johnny's turn. The teacher held her
breath.
Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped
a box full of cash on the teacher's desk. "$2,467," he said.
"$2,467!" cried the teacher, "What in the world were you selling?"
"Toothbrushes," said Little Johnny.
"Toothbrushes," echoed the teacher, "How could you possibly
sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?"
"I found the busiest corner in town," said Little Johnny,
"I set up a Dip & Chip stand. I gave everybody who walked by
a sample.
They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like sh*t!"
Then I would say,

It is sh*t..... wanna buy a toothbrush?
   

12 comments:

Karen said...

ROFL Johnny is always good for a laugh. Have a great day!

bubba said...

Got me on that one. Belly laughing here.

Carolyn said...

LOLOL! Gives me some ideas...

Jamie Dawn said...

And that kid grew up to be a billionaire!

JunieRose2005 said...

:) He should expand with a line of mouthwash too!


June

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Johnny ALWAYS comes through. Good story, Peter.

Mike said...

That's good. Sounds like something I would have done.

Big Dave T said...

Dip and Chip stand? Must be an Australian invention.

mreddie said...

Hey - if there is not a market, create one! ec

Ms. Vickie said...

LMAO, Peter that was a good one, thanks for the smile I needed it. :)

Hale McKay said...

Little Johnny Gates changed his name to Bill and rest is history - still dishing out shit.

Cliff Morrow said...

good one Peter.