Smile of the Day

Life is getting much too serious, yes? Who doesn't need a daily smile?

Sunday, April 29

The pitch

One aspiring door-to-door salesman had developed a particularly successful pitch: "Here is just what you have been looking for. It costs only fifty cents and it stops petty annoyance, prevents draughts, and saves time."

At this point the salesman displays a neatly printed sign:

No Salesmen Allowed.

The vast majority of customers, pleased and amused, tend to take it: at which point the salesman continues, "I am sure you will find it effective -- but before you put it up let me show you this set of Fuller brushes ..."


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