Great excitement today as our photocopying machine was unpacked and installed.
There are lots of buttons to press – Colour/Black&White, bigger/smaller, how may copies, double sided, collated – so much to get wrong.
We just need to work out how much we need to charge for the copies before we are up and running.
The weather was atrocious today.
Bampton had 30mm of rain between 6pm last night and 8am this morning and then it continued to rain hard during today.
Without any embarrassment, customers were quite happy to share the fact that they had wet pants.
I recieved this joke email earlier today……………………
The kids filed back into class Monday morning. They were very excited. Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship.
Little Sally led off: “I sold girl scout cookies and I made £30,” she said proudly, “My sales approach was to appeal to the customer’s civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success.”
“Very good,” said the teacher.
Little Jenny was next:
“I sold magazines,” she said, “I made £45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events.”
“Very good, Jenny,” said the teacher..
Eventually, it was Little Johnny’s turn.
The teacher held her breath …
Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher’s desk. “£2,467,” he said
“£2,467!” cried the teacher, “What in the world were you selling?”
“Toothbrushes,” said Little Johnny.
“Toothbrushes!” echoed the teacher, “How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?”
“I found the busiest corner in town,” said Little Johnny, “I set up a Dip & Chip stand and gave everybody who walked by a free sample.”
They all said the same thing, “Hey, this tastes like dog poop!”
Then I would say, “It is dog poop. Wanna buy a toothbrush?”
“I used the government’s strategy of giving you something shitty for free, and then making you pay to get that taste out of your mouth.”