Little Johnny 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 Newfoundland.”
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 Little Johnny frowns and looks at the floor and mutters, “One”.
The boss says
“Just one?!!? Our salespeople 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 Vancouver. One sale a day might have been acceptable in Newfoundland, but you’re not on the farm anymore, son.”
The Little Johnny 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 Little Johnny looks up at his boss and says “$101,237.65′′.
The boss, astonished, says $101,237.65?!? What the heck did you sell?”
The Little Johnny 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 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 Little Johnny 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.’”