Yesterday at work, this man & his son of about 5 or 6 came up to the counter. After they ordered their assorted items, the boy noticed a thing of those stupid Silly Bandz that are all the rage right now.
Anyway, I have no idea why my job sells them. None at all. But alas, we do.
The boy wanted some. The father seemed confused by them. That's when I took over....
"Oh, you don't want those! They're $5 for a bunch of plastic bands. For that kind of money, you could help feed a starving kid in Africa."
The kid just looked at me, confused. The dad seemed a little confused, but thought it was humorous. And because once I start something like this I have to commit, I followed it up with.
"Yeah. How about that for a dose of reality on a Sunday morning."
My job here is done.
And that's why I'm such a good salesman & so good with kids, too.