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Jamaican Joke: Anything you wanna sell…hire a JAMAICAN…

Jamaican Sales Man
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A young man from Jamaica moves to Miami and goes to a big department shopping complex looking for a job. The manager says, “Do you have any sales experience”? The Jamaican young man says, “Bossie, mi was a salesman back home on di streets a Kingston.” Well, theboss liked him so he gave him the job. “You start tomorrow. I’ll come down after we close and see how you did.”

His first day on the job was rough but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the boss came down. “How many sales did you make today?”

The Jamaican young man says, “Man, Just ONE sale”

The boss says, “Just one? No! No! No! You see here our sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day. If you want to keep this job, you’d better be doing better than just one sale. By the way, how much was the sale for?”

The Jamaican young man says, “$301,237.64” Boss says, “$301,237.64? What the hell did you sell?”

The Jamaican young man: “Bossie, fus mi sell him one little fish hook. Den mi sell him a medium size fish hook. Den mi sell him l big fish hook. Den mi sell him one fishing rod an sum fishing tings. Den mi ask him whey him a go fishing, an him seh dung de coast, so mi tell him sey him a go want one boat, so we go dung a de boating department an mi sell him one twin engine cris craft. Den him seh him nuh think him Honda Civic can pull it, so mi tek him dung a wi automotive department an mi sell him di 4X4 Blazer. Then mi ask him whey him a go sleep, an since him neva have nuh weh, mi tek him dung a di camping department an sell him one a di new Igloo 6-sleeper camper tents. Then the man seh, while we deh pon it, mi might as well fling in about a $100.00 wut a groceries and two case ah beer.”

The boss said, “You’re not serious? A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a Boat, a 4×4 truck and a tent?”

The Jamaican young man says, “No sah, him come in yah fi buy one box of tampons fi him wife, and mi tell him seh “Well, since yuh weekend mash up, yuh might jus as well go do some fishing.”

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