What Do Sales and Pirates Have in Common?

relationships sales terms Jun 23, 2017

Allow me a moment to explain my thought process that led to the title for this post.  It’s about converging sales terms and a child’s sense of humor.

The following is an actual conversation between my 7-year-old son and I in the car last week.

Son: Hey Dad, what’s a pirates favorite store?

Me:  I give up what?

Son: Tarrrrrrrrget!  Hey Dad, what is pirates favorite restaurant?

Me: Long John Silvers?

Son: Nope!  Arrrrrrrbys!

You get the gist.  This went on for another 15 minutes, and we both came up with some pretty funny pirate favorites.

Fast forward to the next day.  I am training a new sales person at a local business.  We are working through one last role play for the day, when suddenly she stops, looks at me seriously and says. “What is with all the sales terms that start with the letter ‘R’?”  We spent the next 15 minutes listing as many ‘R’ sales words as possible and discussing the...

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