06-28-2012 06:52 AM
A salesman sitting at his window one evening casually called to his wife, "There goes that woman Ken Roberts is in love with."
His wife in the kitchen dropped the plate she was drying, ran into the living room, knocked over a vase, and looked out the window.
"Where? Where?" she asked.
"Over there," said the salesman. "The woman in the blue dress standing on the corner in front of their house."
"Why you big idiot," the salesman's wife replied, "that's his wife."
"But of course," answered the salesman with a satisfied grin.
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that gossip, whether at home or in the workplace, is simply a destructive force that should be avoided at all costs. Sapping your time and energy, the grapevine will eventually wrap itself around you until it chokes productivity right out of you. If the "grapevine" starts growing in your direction any time soon, chop it off at its base as soon as you can. Don't let gossip knock you off your pathway to success. Once in the gutter of office politics, it's very hard to climb your way out.
"The only gossip I'm interested in is things from the Weekly World News - 'Woman's bra bursts, 11 injured'. That kind of thing." - Johnny Depp
06-28-2012 07:47 AM
Sting - LOL the JDepp quote was just a good as the joke, if not better.
GoldLuck - very wise indeed.
My mother used to tell me, never write anything down that you wouldnt want as a headline in the morning paper. (refering to the way kids swap notes in school)
06-28-2012 07:52 AM - edited 10-26-2013 05:14 AM
They say in comedy that timing is everything.