A man was searching through the classified ads in the local paper, looking for a job. His eyes were suddenly drawn to an advertisement for a toothbrush salesman.
He figured that being a toothbrish salesman couldn’t be such a bad job, so he called the number in the advertisement.
He was offered a job interview the following day and the company ended up hiring him.
The next day, the new toothbrish salesman headed out to a neighborhood to try and make some sales.
Five hours later, he came home and said to himself, “Man, I only sold one toothbrush. That’s not going to give me enough to live on”.
So, the next day he drve across town to a richer neighborhood, thinking that maybe those people would buy more toothbrushes.
He ended up selling two toothbrushes, not much better really and by now he was getting really frustrated.
So he went to see his new boss for advice.
His boss said to him, “Look Marcus, you’re a great guy and all, but you have got to come up with a gimmick or something. That will help you to sell more toothbrishes”.
So, the salesman thought about creating a slogan and, later that night, he finally came up with what he thought was a great one.
The next day, he set up a booth near the subway with a sign that said “Free chips and dip”.
A guy walked over to the booth, picked up a chip, put the chip in the dip and said in shock, “Oh my God, this tastes like shit”.
The salesman replied, “Yes it sure does. Would you like to buy a toothbrush?”
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