Last week we talked about how your receptionist can kill your sales if not properly trained.
In that same spirit, today we have a story that will take you 39 seconds to read.
The Yard Boy
There was once a little boy who walked into a store and asked the proprietor if he could use his phone. “Why certainly,” the store owner replied.
The little boy dialed a number and said to the person on the other end, “I”m calling you to offer you the services of the best yard boy in town.”
“Well, to tell you the truth,” the person responded to the boy, “we feel we already have the best yard boy in town.”
The little boy then said, “I really called because I want you to have the most beautiful yard on your street, and I want you to feel a sense of pride when you see it.” “I must say,” was the response, “we do feel a sense of pride whenever we look at our lawn.”
“Well, if that’s the case,” said the little boy, “congratulations, I’m really happy for you.” He then hung up the phone and handed it back to the store owner.
“Young man,” the owner exclaimed, “I couldn’t help but overhear your conversation, and I must say, with an attitude like that, you’ll have no trouble getting a job one day as a yard boy.”
“Oh, I’m already a yard boy,” the little boy proclaimed. “In fact, I’m the yard boy for the people I just called. I was just checking up on myself.”