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A salesman sometimes helps you out,
But often he does not.
If you are clueless, what he knows
Can add to quite a lot.

Yet there are clerks so in your face
That they become intrusive;
And others hide like jungle creatures,
Rare and most elusive.

The perfect guy or gal in sales
Is patient and attentive.
Commission may be why, but we
Should seem like the incentive.

A knowledge of the products adds
To what they have to tell you.
A pleasant personality
Adds much to what they sell you.

It’s nice to leave a store and feel
That you’ve been taken care of.
A customer who’s satisfied
Gets more than he’s aware of.

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 8/27/2012 11:24:00 PM
    Well done Ilene. And I agree with Andrea. Every salesperson should know their product. It's like you said. We should all be happy when we walk away with something that we spent our money on because we were well informed and educated before the purchase. It's also comforting to know that it can be returned if it doesn't meet the expectations when we get it home. That helps to prevent the condition known as "buyers remorse". This was good food for thought. Nice job. Rockman

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 10:09:00 PM
    Perhaps "salespeople" would be a better title because there are also a lot of women in the selling field. I'm sure everyone has heard of Avon. Good write as usual Ilene.

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 5:55:00 PM
    Yes, and the same can be said of a good waitress. There is nothing like GREAT service well said.