A young Nigerian immigrant had just joined a company as a salesman for toothbrushes. He came with a reputation for methods that were unorthodox but effective, and his new boss was a little wary about dealing with his newest hire.
To start the salesman off, the manager gave him
an assignment at a little booth in a nearby shopping mall. For the first week, the manager deliberately kept away, waiting to see what results this young upstart might produce.
When the young man’s first weekly sales report came in, the manager called him to the office
immediately.
“You wanted to see me, boss?”
“Did you know you sold more than a hundred toothbrushes in your first week with us? That is ten times more than our best week ever so far!”
The young Nigerian salesman shrugged his shoulders. “Nothing to it.”
The manager was incredulous. “If you aren’t making these numbers up, young man, then I have to know what you have been doing! This is impossible!”
“Sure boss, just come by my booth tomorrow at 9am, and you’ll see.”
True enough, the very next morning the manager stepped up to the
booth at 5 minutes to 9. The young salesman stood behind a small table, with nothing but two large bowls before him - one with tortillas and one with some kind of dip. There was nary a toothbrush in sight.
Surprised, the manager blurted, “But this is insane!
How could you be selling toothbrushes when there aren’t any on display?”
The salesman smiled,and replied, “Don’t sweat it, boss. My method works, you’ll see.” The salesman offered his boss a tortilla, slathered with a generous amount of dip. “Say, boss, how about a little snack?”
Bewildered, the boss accepted the tortilla unquestioningly. He popped it into his mouth… and immediately spat it out, dip and all, onto the floor. “Jesus Christ have mercy!” he swore, spluttering and spitting. “That dip tastes like curried shit!”
“It is, boss! Say, would you like a toothbrush?”
Of course l want a toothbrush, his boss replied.
Where exactly were you trained in your country Nigeria?
Alaba International market sir, he replied with a smile😂😂

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