Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Little Johnny again

The kids filed back into class Monday morning. They were very excited.  Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship.

Little Sally led off: "I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30," she said proudly, "My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success."

"Very good," said the teacher.

Little Jenny was next:

"I sold magazines," she said, "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events."

"Very good, Jenny," said the teacher.

Eventually, it was Little Johnny's turn. The teacher held her breath...

Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher's desk. "$2,467" he said.

"$2,467!" cried the teacher, "What in the world were you selling?"

"Toothbrushes," said Little Johnny.

"Toothbrushes!" echoed the teacher, "How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?"

"I found the busiest corner in town," said Little Johnny, "I set up a Chip & Dip stand and gave everybody who walked by a free sample. They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like dog shit!"

Then I would say, "It is dog shit. Wanna buy a toothbrush? I used the government approach of giving you something shitty for free, and then making you pay to get the taste out of your mouth."


  1. BF, you're being bad, bad, bad!

    I'll get the soap and wash your mouth out.

  2. That joke definitely had Russian overtones to it. Oops, shhhhh the secret police may be listening. ;-)

  3. Replies
    1. RB, agreed, needed better words but poop and manure just didn't cut it. anyway, I brushed my teeth afterwards.
      Demeur, you don't call them secret police but in your land of the free, I could be busted, strip searched, flown to ? for torture and never seen again - all done under the law.
      Murr, true. And it reminds me of the guy selling bibles "W-w-w-would y-y-you l-l-like to b-b-b-buy a b-b-b-bible or m-m-m-me to r-r-r-read it to y-y-y-you?"


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