bible salesman

A minister concluded that his church was getting into serious financial troubles.Coincidentally, by chance, while checking the church storeroom, he discovered several cartons of new
bibles that had never been opened and distributed. So at his Sunday sermon, he asked for three volunteers from the congrega-tion who would be
willing to sell the bibles door-to-door for $10 each to raise the desperately needed money for the church.Peter, Paul and Louie all raised their hands to volunteer for the task. The minister knew that Peter and Paul earned their living as salesmen and were likely capable of selling some bibles but he had serious doubts about Louie. Louie was just a little local farmer, who had always tended to keep to himself because he was embarrassed by his speech impedi-ment. Poor little Louis stuttered very badly. But, not wanting to discourage poor Louis, the minister decided to let him try anyway.He sent the three of them away with the back seat of their cars stacked with bibles and asked them to meet with him and report the results of their door-to-door selling efforts the following Sunday.

Anxious to find out how successful they were, the minister immediately asked Peter, Well, Peter, how did you make out selling our bibles last week?

Proudly handing the reverend an envelope, Peter replied, using my sales prowess, I was able to sell 20 bibles, and heres the $200 I collected on behalf of the church.Fine job, Peter! The minister said, vigorously shaking his hand. You are indeed a fine salesman and the Church is indebted to you. Turning to Paul, he asked And Paul, how many bibles did you manage to sell for the church last week?

Paul, smiling and sticking out his chest, confidently replied, I am a professional s alesman and was happy to give the church the benefit of my sales expertise. Last week I sold 28 bibles on
behalf of the church, and heres $280 I collected.

The minister responded, Thats a

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