Thursday, June 25, 2009

ice to an eskimo

My husband is a salesman. He could sell ice to an Eskimo.

Today, he was a buyer.

Usually, salesmen are easy sells. I don't know why.

Jeff really wanted this car. Unfortunately, the seller was having "seller's remorse". Jeff handed over the cashier's check, but the seller didn't want to take it. He wanted to "think about it over the weekend", even though he had already agreed to sell the car to Jeff.

So, Jeff had to "sell" the car to himself. Jeff had brought the owner over to our house. Showed him around the garage. Talked himself up. Jeff told him, "You never drive the car. It is just sitting in your garage. How is that a good use of your money? Think of the things you could do with the money I give you." Jeff even offered to go play a round of golf.

(I wish you could have heard the conversation. It was so entertaining.)

After about an hour, Jeff was able to convince the owner of the car, that if he sold it to Jeff, the car would be getting a good home. As though it were a puppy.

I told you, Jeff can sell anything. He can even make other people sell things to him.

And if you know Jeff, this car will be for sale within a few months. Maybe he can sell it back to the original owner, for a profit of course.

2 comments:

Diana said...

OK, that is to funny. Diana

dad said...

you should have a hidden recorder when jeff goes into his sale mode.