One of the interesting things about being in sales is that you meet so many people during the course of a day that some are bound to say something either interesting or amusing. Today it happened twice.
I was first in a liquor store of one of my customers. A man came up to me and asked, “Would you like to buy a truck?” An interesting question since I have only driven a truck when I rented one from U-Haul. And that was over twenty years ago. I looked at the gentleman and responded, “No need, but thanks for asking.” He looked back as he was leaving the store and said, “It is really good for towing.” I responded, “Does that mean if I want to tow something, or does it mean that it is so shot I’d have to have it towed a lot?” He just rolled his eyes and left.
Later in the day I stopped at a gas station for a soda where I happen to know the owner. The man in front of me said to the owner, “I want to buy a winning lottery ticket.” I looked at the owner and asked, “Isn’t that an oxymoron?” The owner looked back at me and said, “No. He’s just a regular moron.”