HOW TO SELL ... TOOTHBRUSHES

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  1. USMCSpeedy

    USMCSpeedy Member

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    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 free sample."

    They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like dog s#!t!"

    Then I would say,"It is dog s#!t. Wanna buy a toothbrush?"

    "I used the governmental approach of giving you something s#!tty that they say is good, and then making you pay to get the s#!tty taste out of your mouth."



    The teacher was speechless. . . . . . . .
  2. wpage

    wpage Active Member

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    Ohh Johny!
  3. 199er

    199er New Member

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    Little Johnny has an excellent grasp of the "government business model" :D
  4. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Little Johnny has been around a long, long time. He never fails to deliver.....
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