A large national retail sports equipment store hired a new salesman at a local branch. His department manager explained to him that while he would earn a hourly wage, he was expected to make sales and earn commission as well. They discussed the commission goals and then the salesman went to work.
At the end of the day, his boss asked how his day was, the salesman said it was pretty good - he had made a sale. "A sale," the boss asked disapprovingly. "Just one? For how much?"
"Over $150,000." the new salesman replied.
"WOW!! How did you do that?"
"Well," the salesman started, "my first customer was a fellow looking for some hooks in the fishing department. When I asked if I could help him find anything else, he said no, that he was just picking up some hooks while his wife was next door getting her 'feminine supplies.' I said, Well looks like your weekend is shot, have you seen our new line of boats and motors...."