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What’s in a name?

It was the salesperson’s first day on the job and he was accompanying his boss. Before one call his boss said “You’ll be amazed by this guy. He’s a dead ringer for Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia. And so he was – blue eyes, fair hair, a complete lookalike.

As the meeting drew to a close the boss asked his new salesperson: “Is there anything you’d like to add?”

“Yes” said the salesperson; Let me just summarise the key points of our offer Lawrence; I hope that all makes sense Lawrence … Tell me Lawrence is there anything you’d like to ask about what we have proposed?”

The client responded “Yes there is. I just wonder why you’re calling me Lawrence. My name’s Andrew.”

Not a great way to start your new sales job!