The kids filed into class Monday morning. They were all very excited..
Their weekend assignment was to sell something, and then givea 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 civil spirit, and I
credit that approach for my obvious success."
"Very good", said the teacher. Little Debbie 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, Debbie", said the teacher. Eventually, it was Little Johnny's turn. The teacher held her breath. Little Johnnywalked 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
"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 bya 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 Government 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.