Sunday, August 1, 2010

Practice what you preach

Let me share a story from "Quote" which I lifted from a compilation of stories entitled "The Next 500 stories." It is all about conviction.

An office equipment salesman persuaded a merchant to order five hundred ballpoint pens. He was writing the order in his notebook, when suddenly the merchant exclaimed, "Hold on! I'm canceling the order." He then turned to wait on a customer at the counter.

The salesman left the store wondering why the businessman had changed his mind.

Later, the merchant's bookkeeper asked, "Why did you cancel that order for ballpoint pens?"

"Why?" answered the man, rather angrily. "Because he talked ballpoints to me for a half-hour, using a number of convincing arguments, and then he wrote out my order with a pencil. His practice did not agree with his profession. I don't trust those kinds of people."


Lee County Congregation said...

First, thanks for visiting my blog again. Been a long time for the both of us. Hope you will come again and I will do the same.

This post makes very good sense to me. We need to practice what we preach, otherwise folks will find us out and the results will be like this pen salesman. I know I don't want or need those kinds of results. Thanks my friend!

Don E. Chute said...

Practice what you preach. What a novel idea.

The Salesman is our current governmental state of affairs.

I have another--It's old and worn out--kinda like our Constitution--Do onto others, as you would have others do onto you:>/


Mar said...

@Eddie, thanks for the visit. I've been very busy lately but I'll be dropping by your blog more often.

@Don, thanks for your valuable comment. I agree, we can see the salesman in most of our politicians.


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