A young guy from Nebraska moves to Florida and goes to a big “everything under one roof” department store looking for a job.
The manager asks, “Do you have any sales experience?”
“Yes,” the young man replies, “I was a salesman back in Omaha.”
The interview goes well and the man gets the job. “You start tomorrow. I’ll come down after we close and see how you did.”
His first day on the job is rough, but he gets through it. After the store is locked up, the boss comes down. “How many customers bought something from you today?” he asks.
“One,” the man replies.
The boss says, “Just one? Our sales people average 20 to 30 customers a day. How much was the sale for?”
The kid replies, “$101,237.65.”
“$101,237.65?!” the boss repeats, flabbergasted. “What the heck did you sell?”
“Well, first, I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium fishhook. Then I sold him a larger fishhook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down the coast, so I told him he was going to need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him a twin engine Boston Whaler. Then he said he didn’t think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4×4 Expedition.”
“A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a BOAT and a TRUCK?” the boss asked.
The young man said, “No, the guy came in here to buy Tampons for his wife, and I said, ‘Dude, your weekend’s shot, you should go fishing.'”