07-18-2012 06:14 AM
A salesman noticed that he was running low on gas and pulled his car into the nearest self-service gas station. He forgot to put out the cigarette he was smoking and as he began to pump his gas he merely flicked it away. A spark from the cigarette landed on his hand and the nozzle. The salesman's arm caught on fire. In a feverish attempt to put out the fire, he waved his arm up and down.
A Police Officer was nearby, saw what was happening and fired three shots at the salesman, killing him instantly. Shocked onlookers asked the officer why he had shot the salesman.
The officer simply replied, "He was waving a firearm."
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that smoking can be hazardous to your health. Your physical well being is your most valuable asset. Remember to treat yourself with respect so your sales career doesn't go up in smoke.
"As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake." - Mark Twain