Weather: Sunshine all Sumer Long.
High of 83 today but it is already 89 degrees. WOW gonna be a scorcher up here the next few days. Might have to see if brother pat wants to go for a pontoon ride.
ONE HELLUVA SALES PERSON
Ole, the smoothest-talking Norske in the Minnesota National Guard and a
natural born salesman, got called up for active duty.
Ole’s first assignment was in a military induction
center. Because he was a good talker, they assigned him the duty of
advising new recruits about government benefits, especially the GI life
insurance, to which they were entitled.
The officer in charge soon noticed that Ole was getting a 99% sign-up rate for
the more expensive supplemental form of GI insurance. This was
remarkable, because it cost these low-income recruits $30 per month for
the higher coverage, compared to what the government was already
providing at no charge.
The officer decided he’d sit in the back of the
room at the next briefing and observe Ole’s sales pitch.
Ole stood up before the latest group of inductees and said…”If you haf
da normal GI insurans an’ yoo go to Afghanistan an’ get yourself
killed, da governmen’ pays yer beneficiary $20,000. If yoo take out da
supplemental insurans, vich cost you only t’irty dollars a mont , den
da governmen’ got ta pay yer beneficiary $200,000!
Now, Ole concluded, Vich bunch you tink deygonna send ta Afghanistan