Friday, July 19, 2013

An Indian Marwari

A keen immigrant Indian marwari lad applied for a salesman's job at London's premier downtown Department store.                             
  In fact, it was the biggest store in the world - you could get  anything there.                                                                  
  The boss asked him,                                                     
  "Have you ever been a salesman before?"                                 
  "Yes sir, I was a salesman in Rajasthan in India", replied  the lad.    
  The boss liked the cut of him and said,                                 
  "You can start tomorrow and  I'll come and see you."                    
  The day was long and arduous for the young man, but he got through it.  
  And finally 6:00 PM came around. The boss duly fronted up and asked,    
  "How many sales did you make today?"                                    
  "Sir, Just ONE sale." said the young salesman. "Only one sale?" blurted 
  the boss.                                                               
  "No! No! You see here, most of my staff make 20 or  30 sales a day.     
  "If you want to keep this job, you'd better be doing better than just   
  one sale.                                                               
  By the way "How much was the sale worth?"                               
  "Three hundred thousand, three hundred and thirty four pounds" said  the
  young marwari.                                                          
  "What"," How did you manage that?" asked the flabbergasted boss.        
  "Well", said the salesman, "This man came in and I sold him a small fish
  then a medium hook and finally a really large hook.                     
  Then I sell him new fishing rod and some fishing gear.                  
  Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down the coast. 
  So I told him he'd be needing a boat, so I took him down to the boat    
  and sold him that twenty-foot schooner with the                         
  twin engines.                                                           
  Then he said his Volkswagen probably wouldn't be able to pull it, so I  
  took him to                                                             
  our automotive department and sold him that new Deluxe 4X4 Blazer.      
  I then asked him where he'll be staying, and since he had no            
  I took him to camping department and sold him one of those new igloo    
  6 sleeper camper tents. Then the guy said, while                        
  we're at it, I should throw in about $100 worth of groceries and two    
  cases of beer.                                                          
  The boss took two steps back and asked in astonishment,                 
  "You sold all that to a guy who came in for a fish hook!!"              
  "No" answered the salesman, "he came in to buy a box of Sanitary        
  napkins for his wife and I said to him,                                 
  "Your weekends screwed anyway, you might as well go fishing."           

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