A keen immigrant Indian Marwadi lad applied for a salesman's job at
London's premier downtown department store. In fact, it was the biggest
store in the world - you could get anything there.
The boss asked him, "Have you ever been a salesman before?" "Yes sir, I
was a salesman in India", replied the lad. The boss liked the cut of
him and said, "You can start tomorrow and I'll come and see you."
The day was long and arduous for the young man, but he got through it.
And finally 6:00 PM came around. The boss duly fronted up and asked,
"How many sales did you make today?" "Sir, Just ONE sale." said the
young salesman. "Only one sale?" blurted the boss. "No! No! You see
here, most of my staff make 20 or 30 sales a day. "If you want to keep
this job, you'd better be doing better than just one sale. By the way
"How much was the sale worth?" "300534.00 pounds" said the young
"What"," How did you manage that?" asked the flabbergasted boss.
"Well", said the salesman, "This man came in and I sold him a small fish
hook, then a medium hook and finally a really large hook. Then I sell
him new fishing rod and some fishing gear. Then I asked him where he was
going fishing and he said down the coast. So I told him he'd be needing
a boat, so I took him down to the boat department and sold him that
twenty-foot schooner with the twin engines. Then he said his Volkswagen
probably wouldn't be able to pull it, so I took him to our automotive
department and sold him that new Deluxe 4X4 Blazer.
I then asked him where he'll be staying, and since he had no
accommodation, I took him to camping department and sold him one of
those new igloo 6-sleeper camper tents. Then the guy said, while we're
at it, I should throw in about 100 Pounds worth of groceries and two
cases of beer.
The boss took two steps back and asked in astonishment, "You sold all
that to a guy who came in for a fish hook!!"
"No" answered the salesman, "he came in to buy a box of Sanitary
napkins for his wife and I said to him, "Sir, Your weekend is screwed
anyway, you might as well go fishing."
Boss - "You sit in my chair......."