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Monday, 24 September 2012 17:37


An architect, an engineer, and an evangelist walk into a coffee shop and the barista asks: “are you with framish?” The “sales” engineer blurts a commanding “No.” I, still unable to shake the shit poor aussie accent I acquired last week, contradict him with a drawn out delivery of the word yes. Lock rounded out this clown show of answers by asking the lady to repeat the question. 

Published in Sapient Salesman
Monday, 17 September 2012 15:09

I Want My Nickel Back

Last May I walked into a California Target, bought five bottles of Vitamin Water, and got taxed a quarter. To this day, I still can't wrap my head around how California is getting away with this scam. At the time I figured it was really just a tax on tourists, I mean clearly tourists have no way of getting this alleged deposit back since they have no idea where to go. But let me be clear, I ask. I ask every single person who sells me something and takes a nickel. “How do I get my nickel back?!?” No one seems to know... 

Published in Sapient Salesman

Erin Wilson is the author and publisher of the Sapient Salesman

A "sapient salesman"?

 A sapient salesman is tasked with being a psychologist, technologist, empathist, humorist, conversationalist, and a dozen other “ists” in the course of practicing their salescraft. Most people can’t wear that many hats, and these tidbits are designed to minimize your millinery mandates. Read more

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