Johnny’s First Job

Little Johnny applied for a salesman’s job at a big 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?’ ‘No, this is my
first job,’ said the lad, but the boss liked the cut of him and said, ‘You can
start tomorrow and I’ll come and see you when we close up.’

The day was long and arduous for the young man, but finally 5 o’clock came
around. The boss duly fronted up and asked, ‘How many sales did you make today?’
‘One,’ said the young salesman. ‘Only one?’ blurted the boss, ‘Most of my staff
makes 20 or 30 sales a day. How much was the sale worth??’ ‘Three hundred
thousand, three hundred and thirty four dollars.’ said Little Johnny.

‘How did you manage that?’ asked the flabbergasted boss. ‘Well,’ said Little
Johnny, ‘this man came in and I sold him a small fish hook, then a medium hook
and finally a really large hook. Then I sold him a small fishing line, a medium
one and a huge big one. I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down
the coast. I said he would probably need a boat, so I took him down to the boat
department 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 the
car department and sold him the new Deluxe Cruiser.’

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 Little Johnny, ‘He came in to
buy a box of Tampons for his wife so I said to him, ‘Well, your weekends screwed
– you might as well go fishing.’ ‘