Santa Singh moves to California and goes to a big department store looking for a job.
The manager asks: Do you have any sales experience?
The guy, 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 guy said: One.
The manager groans, just one? Our other salesmen average 20 or 30 sales a day.
How much was the sale for?
The guy said: 101,237.64 US dollars.
The manager exclaims, what? 101,237.64 Dollars?' What did you sell him?
The guy said, first I sold him a small fishhook.
Then 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 guy 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 f**ked up, you might as well go fishing!!