Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sales Cliches - Part 2

As promised, here's another really weird sales cliche overheard at work (just seconds ago)...

"Sometimes you just got to go in there and take a bite of the $&!+ sandwich. It doesn't taste good, but..."
Honestly, I don't remember the last part (hence the ellipses), but I don't think it matters. When do you HAVE to take a bite of that sandwich? It's never come up in my job. In fact, I've never even heard of the existence of this sandwich and if I did, I'd run for the hills.

EDIT: It occurred to me that one could easily misunderstand what was said. Since this is a family blog, I'll just point out that the "$&!+" was not a substitution for a word like, "darn" or "dang" but rather a word used instead of "poop" or "crap." Ick.

7 comments:

Arby said...

That bite tastes better with brown mustard...

Randy said...
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Big Doofus said...

I'm not talking about advertisers, Randy. This is just another example of the colorful expressions used by some of the sales guys I work with.

It makes work interesting.

Randy said...

Rog,

Sorry, I read it too quickly! My bad. Hey, maybe this year we can actually schedule in a game or I can get over there. Last year kind of got away from me, but I'd enjoy it!

Randy

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

hehe. Makes me wonder how a good fella like you does it, when you can't use such colourful phrasing;)
Thanks for the cheering up today!

Randy said...

Roger,

"Horked." What are they putting in the water in Indy? Ha. Unless it is completely simple, I'm missing something, ha. Wouldn't be the first time. Maybe you can bring me up to speed!

Hope you are well bro.

Randy

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I think our entire nation is currently eating that sandwich.