The Young Salesman
Posted by Rosy on September 01, 1999 at 03:19:11

A proprietor very keen on obtaining the maximum from the customer, had drilled his
sales staff not to turn away any customer, but to try to entice them with a similar option -
like he said - if they require rose brand sugar and we don't have the stocks offer them
elephant brand sugar etc etc.

Well a nervous young salesman eager to show off how effective a job he could do, met his first customer that day - an old lady who hobbled in . He greeted her with a cherry good morning and she stated that she required toilet paper.( A luxury which was not freely available or well known during this period.)

The salesman said sadly "Mam I am sorry I cannot give you toilet paper as we have run
out of stocks, but could I offer you instead a good quality tissue paper?"

The old lady thinking the man was trying to be fresh gave him a nasty look and
said No No thank you.

The salesman not wanting to be beaten then offered her some carbon paper - in colours blue or black. The old lady gave him a withering look and rudely said No.. No ...

Getting into the spirit of the thing and somehow wanting to make a sale, he offered her as a last resort --- Mam can I give you some sand paper.!

(I don't have to tell you how it all ended ...)

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