The kids filed into class Monday morning. They were all very
excited. Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then
give a talk on 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 civic spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious
“Very good”, said the teacher.
Little Debbie was next. “I sold magazines” she said, “I made $45
and I explained to everyone that magazineswould keep them up on
“Very good, Debbie”, 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
“$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 Dip & Chip stand and I gave everybody who walked by a free
sample.” They all said the same thing, “Hey, this tastes like
dog poop!” Then I would say, “It is dog poop. Wanna buy a
toothbrush? I used the President Obama method of giving you some
crap, dressing it up so it looks good, telling you it’s free, and
then making you pay to get the bad taste out of your mouth.”
Little Johnny got five stars for his assignment. Bless his heart.
~Steve~ H/T Miss May