“Do you have ten bucks?”
That was the sales pitch from my son Elliott the other day. Apparently, it was his day to bring donuts to one of his classes.
I was sitting in our little office/computer room when he walked in and delivered the pitch with all the enthusiasm that you would expect from a too cool 16-year-old.
Talk about the apple falling far from the tree. Good grief.
“If you ask like that?” I said. “Absolutely not. Now if you’d like to come in and try again and really try and sell me, then I’d be happy to reconsider.”
Elliott walked out of the room and returned. This time he smiled (actually he was suppressing a laugh) and said, “You know I’ve been asked to bring the donuts to class tomorrow. It’s something that all the kids do. We were going to stop at Dunkin Donuts on the way to school. Could I have some money for that?”
He made such a light-hearted and fun appeal that I was genuinely happy to help out.
“Of course,” I said, reaching in my wallet for the money. “Here you go.”
Just another day in the life of a sales presentation coach and dad.
Enjoy your weekend.