A young man moves to a new town and goes searching for a job. He goes into a department store and asks if there are any vacancies.
The manager asks, "Do you have any sales experience?"
He says, "Yeah, I was a salesman back home".
Well, the manager liked the young man, so he gave him the job. "You start tomorrow. I'll come down after we close and see how you do but let me give you a bit of advice. If a customer comes looking, say, for toothpaste, you might suggest for him a toothbrush, or shaving cream etc. You get the idea?"
"Of course," the young man said. His first day on the job was rough but he got through it.
After the store was locked up, the manager came down. "How many sales did you make today?
The young man says, "One"
The manager groans, "Just one? Our salespeople average 20 or 30 sales/day. How much was the sale for?"
He says, "£101,237.64."
The manager exclaims, "What? £101,237.64? What did you sell him?"
"First I sold him a small fishhook. Then I sold him a medium fishhook. Then I sold him a larger fishhook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing, and he said down at the coast, so I told him he was going to need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him that twin engine Chris Craft. Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4X4 Pajero Sports."
The manager says "You mean a guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat and truck?!"
"No, no, no, he came in here to buy a box of Tampax for his wife and I say since your weekend's already screwed up you might as well go fishing."