Ode To The Salesman
April 26, 2018
By Christine Ann Currie Jan.1 2004
The world goes round because of sales
At least that’s what they say
For everything has got a price
For which the world will pay.
So I want to be a salesman
And a good one, that’s for sure
So I could sell a great idea
Or perhaps a fishing lure
I’ve no wish to be an inventor
Because inventions line the shelf
And there they stay until the day
That the salesman proves himself.
I don’t think I’d like to research
Nor find solutions for the world
Because no sooner do you get it right
Than a new problem is unfurled.
I do not want to travel
Or voyage to the moon
I’d sooner be a salesman
And dance to my own tune.
It doesn’t matter what my gender
Or the color in my eye
I won’t get every sale, for sure
But more the more I try.
And product isn’t everything
Although it means a lot
My sales will oft’ be won or lost
By the attitude I’ve got.
Yes, I dream to be a salesman
Selling day and night
I’ll find for you the thing you feel
Is absolutely right
As a good salesman I will decipher
Of what my customers have need
I’ll learn when to take a back seat
And when to take the lead.
With an attitude of service
Good manners I will employ
These tools will overcome objections
And success I will enjoy.
I will take the time to listen
For this time will not be lost
My wares will be top quality
And a bargain at the cost.
And I will face each challenge
With an attitude of love
And I will carry out each task
As if for God above
For a good salesman is a servant
Although today it’s very rare
For no one cares how much I know
Until they know how much I care
And I will give great service
To both customer and friend
And if at first you are not these
You will be in the end.
So when next you seek a salesman
If not me, I hope that you will find
The joys that come from dealing with
A salesman of this kind.