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the ultimate car salesman - a funny story

Updated on March 22, 2015

car salesman

Last week I met the ultimate car salesman. You know what car salesman are like. Nuclear war could break out, and they would still be trying to sell you a car. Well, this guy was so focused on clinching a sale I honestly think nothing short of an atomic bomb would have distracted him from selling cars.

Anyhow, me and the wife went to a car lot and a vw polo caught our eye. It was the cheapest car on the forecourt. The salesman said "Get in there and start her up." Well , I got in and put my foot down and crashed straight into a car worth 15k. Completely smashed the two doors. My wife later told me somehow I hit two other cars as well. I just didn't realise the cars are left in gear.

I put my head in my hands and there was a spooky silence. Then the salesman taps me on the shoulder and says " Are you all right mate...... to be fair accidents happen and to be fair the polo hasn't come out of this too badly". Then I noticed he was limping as he said," shall I get the log book... just two careful owners." I said "have I just run over your foot?" He whimpered "yeh, you did and it is throbbing a bit , but to be fair, I have had worse injuries playing football."

It wasn't until I got home that the humour of the event hit me . How many "always look on the bright side of life books " had this guy digested. Did we buy the car ? Well, to be fair why should I buy an accident damaged car?


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    • Cantuhearmescream profile image

      Cat 

      5 years ago from New York

      I can't blame her... ha ha ha! But I'd never pass up a good time like that! :D

    • seanorjohn profile imageAUTHOR

      seanorjohn 

      5 years ago

      I don't think my wife will ever go buying a car with me again. But you can come.

    • Cantuhearmescream profile image

      Cat 

      5 years ago from New York

      seanorjohn,

      Should I feel guilty for finding this hilarious? Ha ha ha... I want to go with you guys the next time you go check out buying a car!

      So funny, gotta vote it up and others and share it too!

      Cat

    • seanorjohn profile imageAUTHOR

      seanorjohn 

      5 years ago

      Thanks Wilderness. Car salesmen are certainly hot-wired never to give up.

    • wilderness profile image

      Dan Harmon 

      5 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      Funny! I know just what you mean (although I've never managed to crash a car on the lot) - some car salesmen just won't give up.

    • seanorjohn profile imageAUTHOR

      seanorjohn 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Sligo. My wife was convinced I would be sued but luckily the dealership must have claimed on their own insurance.

      Hi Tony, I bet you could write a great hub on the motor trade.

    • tonymac04 profile image

      Tony McGregor 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      I loved this story! Thanks so much for sharing it. I was in the motor trade for a few years myself so this rang some bells!

      Love and peace

      Tony

    • sligobay profile image

      sligobay 

      7 years ago from east of the equator

      Funny story. But did you get sued for the damage? LOL

    • seanorjohn profile imageAUTHOR

      seanorjohn 

      7 years ago

      James, you should def write a hub on selling cars.You are part of a unique breed.

      Don't get carried away like you did on the American photographer's, hub or you will end up publishing a book. Seriously, I would love to hear of your experiences. It would make a brill hub.

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      This is a funny story. I once sold cars for a few years and it was great fun. I have a lot of stories to tell about it. Maybe I should do it here on HubPages.

    • seanorjohn profile imageAUTHOR

      seanorjohn 

      8 years ago

      Thanks Cosette. A few weeks later I did buy a car from that dealership.

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      cosette 

      8 years ago

      i'm glad you got such an easygoing, mellow guy for a salesman. fun hub! :)

    • pddm67 profile image

      pddm67 

      8 years ago from Queens, New York

      LOL - Definitely an optimistic salesman! Maybe running over his foot helped his sales - if he was limping around he might have gotten a few sympathy sales (especially if he told the story of how it happened).

      And no - you shouldn't have to buy an accident damaged car :-)

    • Rochelle Frank profile image

      Rochelle Frank 

      8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Amazing self control for a car salesman-- I'm sure they had good coverage on their inventory. Funny in a horrible sort of way.

    • itakins profile image

      itakins 

      8 years ago from Irl

      Oh dear-wise decision,maybe the bus might be a safer option.

    • The Rope profile image

      The Rope 

      8 years ago from SE US

      Ouch! Thanks for the laugh! Keep them coming, this is going to be fun.

      (If I might make a suggestion though, edit your pics to half or lower to make them more focused. Let me know if you need help.)

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