Little Johnie and the Government
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
“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.
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 ****!”Then
I would say,”It is dog ****. Wanna buy a toothbrush?”
“I used the governmental approach of giving you something ****ty for
free, and then making you pay to get the ****ty taste out of your