07-17-2012 10:49 AM - edited 07-17-2012 10:55 AM
John Sr was a successful salesman, who had one son. John Sr traveled and was away from home a lot of the time. One day coming home from school, little Johnnie sees his Daddy's big shiny new car passing the play-ground and go into the woods. Curious, he follows the car and sees Daddy and Aunt Ellen in a 'Passionate Embrace.'
Johnnie was so excited to see his father, he could barely contain himself. So he ran home to tell his mother excitedly, "I was at the playground and I saw Daddy's car go into the woods with Aunt Ellen. I went back to look and he was giving Aunt Ellen a big kiss, then he helped her take off her shirt too. Then Aunt Ellen helped Daddy take off his pants, then Aunt Ellen laid down on the back seat, and then...."
At this point little Johnnie's mother cut him off and said, "Johnnie, this is such an interesting story. Suppose you save the rest of it for supper time. I want to see the look on Daddy's face when you tell it tonight."
Later that evening at the dinner table, Mommy asks little Johnnie to tell his story. So Johnnie starts his story by describing the car, the woods, the undressing, the lying down on the back seat and then little Johnnie continued.....
"then Daddy and Aunt Ellen did the same thing Mommy and Uncle Bill used to do when Daddy took plane rides out of town, overnight."
Moral of the story. True sales professionals have some. Morals that is. They know that every action they take on or off the job ultimately contributes to their character. Success in business requires character. It does not require being a character. Most important, true sales professionals realize they are the most important role model their children will ever have, and they act like it.
"Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something." - Henry David Thoreau
07-17-2012 10:52 AM
I love Little Johnnie jokes!