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jfrenaye
07-01-2007, 09:56 AM
HOW TO SELL TOOTHBRUSHES

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 Jenny 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, Jenny," 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. I gave everybody who walked by a
sample.
They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like crap!"
"I told them that is WAS crap.."

Wanna buy a toothbrush?

stephen_s
07-01-2007, 11:42 AM
Leave it to Little Johnny :D.

silver cloud
07-03-2007, 07:31 AM
Now John, this isn't a true story is it??? Somehow I can liken
you to little Johnny. :p