A young Lebanese guy moves to California and goes to a big department store looking for a job.
The manager asks: Do you have any sales experience? The kid, Yeah, I was a salesman back home.
The manager liked the young man, so he gave him the job.
"You start from tomorrow! I'll come down after close time and see how you did, but let me give you a bit of advice. If a customer comes looking, say, for toothpaste, you might suggest
for him a toothbrush, or shaving cream etc. You get the idea. Of course, the young man said.
His first day on the job was rough but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the manager came down. How many sales did you make today?

The kid said: One.

The manager groans, Just one? Our Egyptian sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day. How much was the sale for? The kid said:
101,237.64 US dollars. The manager exclaims, what? 101,237.64 Dollars? "What did you sell him? The kid said, first I sold him a small fishhook. Then I sold him a medium fishhook. Then I sold a larger fishhook. 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 going to 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 the new boat. So I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4X4 BMW.
The manager says, you mean a guy came in here to buy a fishhook and you sold him a boat and truck?
The kid said: No! NO! NO! He came in to buy a box of Kotex for his wife
and I said: Well, since your weekend is obviously fucked up,
you might as well go fishing!


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