Friday, July 16, 2010

How to Sell

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 Mary was next:

"I sold magazines," she said, "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events."

"Very good, Mary" 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 and gave everybody who walked by a free sample."

They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like dog poo!"

Then I would say,"It is dog poo. Wanna' buy a toothbrush?"

"I used the governmental approach of giving you something sh*tty for free, and then making you pay to get the taste out of your mouth.

Hat tip: Babs of Beetle's Memories 'n' Ramblings

25 comments:

  1. WHAT!!!? Hahaha! So hilarious! Somehow true.

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  2. Oh.My.Word. Pass the Colgate Total Plus, please.

    Happy Friday and big hugs :)

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  3. Oh gosh..funny but it is true!!

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  4. Lil' Johnny understands Barry's style better than the media does ;)

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  5. ICK--but hilarious! TGIF Sandee.

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  6. So funny, sad but true.

    Pretty resourceful that Johnny!

    Have a great weekend, hope there's some boating involved!

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  7. Have a great weekend!

    Big Hugs,
    Lydia

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  8. love this one! smart little kid!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  9. Ain't it the damn truth. What no toothpaste?! Just like the government too. Short changing...

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  10. Ah that little Johnny is quite the entrepreneur, isn't he? And smart, too!

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  11. Little Johnny will grow up to be a politician I bet.

    Have a great weekend.

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  12. oh man, if Hank were with me he'd be rolling on the floor laughing at that one!

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  13. LOL, that was a good one. Smart kid.
    Have a great week end.

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  14. Still laughing. How sad! :)

    Thanks for the BDay wish for
    KP. From Grandpa,
    ..

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  15. Now that's funny...except for that guvmint part! That's true!!!

    Have a great w/e, honey. Big hugs...

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  16. Too Funny!

    Now we just need little Johnny to run for office :>)

    Have a sailing weekend :>)

    PLU!

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  17. very funny!

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  18. Oh Sandee, this is one of the funniest ones yet. I actually laughed out loud, real good.

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  19. Poor little Johnny.
    zily

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  20. that little Johnny sure is a character...lol

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  21. fantanstic,I love it.

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  22. I don't know if there is a tooth brush large enough to get the Obama change plan out of my mouth. Just sayin'.

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  23. That little boy is going to be a hell of a politician when he grows up!

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  24. Thanks for starting my day with a smile!!!Poor little Johnny...
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