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: How to sell toothbrushes

06-16-2010, 01:31 PM

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 sh**!"

Then I would say,"It is dog sh**. Wanna buy a toothbrush?"

"I used the Obama governmental approach of giving you something sh**ty, but looks good, for free, and then making you pay to get the sh**ty taste out of your mouth."

The teacher was speechless. . . . . . . . Little Johnny got 5 stars for his efforts, bless his heart. . .

06-16-2010, 02:00 PM
Little Johnny has him figured out.

Just like; we won't raise taxes on those earning under 250k!

Oh but, did we mentioned we are going to tax you on what your employer contributes to your health insurance.

06-16-2010, 04:46 PM
I heard Davey Crockett would always offer acquaintances a swig from his flask, discuss issues, then offer a plug of tobacco as a parting gift. The swig was to get them to remove their plug, so he could leave them satisfied with a new one. I don't think they had toothbrushes back then.

Gerry Clinchy
06-16-2010, 07:55 PM
Saw a Winston Churchill quote today: You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing ... after they've tried everything else.