A new sales assistant was hired at a large dept. store. On his first day,
the sales manager took him around to show him the ropes. They were passing
by the gardening section, when they heard a customer asking for grass seed.
The sales manager stepped in.
SM: Excuse me, but will you be needing a hose to water your

C : I guess so. I'll take one.

SM: And how about some fertilizer and weed-killer ?

C : Um, okay.

SM: Here's a couple of bags. You'll also need a lawn mower
to cut the grass when it starts growing too long.

C : I'll take one of those too.

After the customer left, the sales manager turned to the assistant.
'You see?' he said, 'that's the way to make a good sale. Always sell more
than what the customer originally came in for.'

Impressed, the assistant headed off for the pharmaceutical section,
where he was to work. Soon, a man strolled in.

MAN: I'd like to buy a pack of Tampax, please.

SA : Sure, and would you like to buy a lawn mower too?

MAN: Why would I want to do that?

SA : Well, your weekend's shot to hell anyway, so you might
as well mow the lawn.


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