How Good of A Salesmen Are You?

Lighten Up Francis! Below is a list of uncommon items. How many of them do you think you could successfully sell by the roadside?

I felt bad for being too heavy with the whole ‘derivatives will destroy the world‘ so in penance I offer up this little nugget of absurdity. Truth by told, I do not even remember who to credit for this little gem. I have been lugging it around for years and periodically rereading it for laughs.







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Salesman defined – An individual who sells goods and services to other entities. The successfulness of a salesperson is usually measured by the amount of sales he or she is able to make during a given period and how good that person is in persuading individuals to make a purchase.

Whatever man, good luck pushing catflaps!

SEO is a bully and it makes you add unnecessary words to hit ‘minimum’ lengths to appease the search gods. Whatever.

Lady Godiva was a 13th Century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who according to legend had appealed to her husband several times, who had imposed heavy taxes on the people to reduce them. She felt the tax too high for the masses. Well after a while hubby couldn’t take her pleading any longer and said to her that he’d do it only if she rode naked on a horse through the streets of Conventry. He never thought she’d call his bluff!

Lady Godiva took him at his word, she first made sure that a proclamation was issued to the people; it demanded that all people stay indoors and shut their windows when she embarked on this ride all around town. Oh sure everyone would listen alright :D.

So Lady Godiva gets on her horse completely naked, the only covering she had was her long hair, and rides her horse all around town. But there was a tailor in town named Tom who peeped through a hole in one of his shutters. Tom completely disobeyed the proclamation, and is now known as one of the most famous cases of voyeurism. And that’s how we got the phrase “peeping Tom.”

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