Sales Assistant Sell More Than Customer Originally Came in For

A new sales assistant was hired at a large department store. On his first day, the sales manager took him around to show him the ropes. They were passing by the gardening section, when they heard a customer asking for grass seed. The sales manager stepped in.

Sales manager: "Excuse me, but will you be needing a hose to water your lawn?"
Customer : "I guess so. I'll take one."
Sales manager: "And how about some fertilizer and weed-killer?"
Customer : "Um, okay".
Sales manager: "Here's a couple of bags. You'll also need a lawn mower to cut the grass when it starts growing too long."
Customer : "I'll take one of those too."

After the customer left, the sales manager turned to the assistant. "You see?" he said, "that's the way to make a good sale. Always sell more than what the customer originally came in for."

Impressed, the assistant headed off for the pharmaceutical section, where he was to work. Soon, a man strolled in.
Man: "I'd like to buy a pack of Tampax, please."
Sales assistant: "Sure, and would you like to buy a lawn mower too?"
Man: "Why would I want to do that?"
Sales assistant: "Well, your weekend's shot to hell anyway, so you might as well mow the lawn."

Sent by: Joke Labs posted on 08 August 2007