The best salesman in the world

A keen country lad dressed up in his only Sunday-go-to-meetin suit, took the bus into the Big City and applied for a salesmans job at the big city department store. In fact it was the biggest store in the entire world – you could literally buy *anything* there. So tell me, the boss asked him, have you ever been a salesman before?

Sure have, said the lad, I was the best salesman in the county back home!

The boss liked the cut of him and said, Well, OK: you can start tomorrow and Ill come and see you when we close up the store.

The day was long and arduous for the young man, but finally 5 PM came around, and the boss came by and asked him: Well, how many sales did you make today, young man?

Oh, just one, said the young salesman.

Only ONE? blurted his boss. Most of my staff can make 20 or 30 sales a day! OK, OK, so how much was the sale worth?

Well, lessee, all told that would be three hundred twenty-four thousand, three hundred and thirty four dollars and sixty-seven cents, said the young fellow, smiling broadly.

How in hell you manage THAT?! asked his flabbergasted boss as soon as he could pick himself up off the floor.

Waaaall, said the salesman, this ritzy-lookin feller came in and I sold him a small fishhook, ysee, and then he needed a medium-sized hook too, and finally we decided he needed a really large hook on top of those. Then, I sold him a small fishin line, and a medium one and a pure-dee huge-mongous bigun! I asked him where he was goin fishin and he said down the coast. I said hed probably be needin a boat too, so I took him down to the boat department and sold him that-thar twenty-foot schooner yall aint been able to sell for nigh-on two years … yknow the bigun with the twin engines? Waall, then the poor feller says his Volkswagon probably wouldnt be able to pull the whole kit-n-kaboodle, so I took him to the car department and sold him the new Deluxe Cruiser with a tow-hook on the rear. He was plum-happy!

Wait … said the boss as he took two steps back and stared at the lad in astonishment, you sold all that to a guy who came in for a FISHHOOK?!?

Waaalll, naw, not zactly, answered the salesman, ysee, he came in to buy a box of tampons for his wife and I said to him, Hey pal, you and I both know your weekends screwed, so you may as well go fishin, right?

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