You'd think that when selling something as Industrial as forklifts that knives, rocket launchers, and even bio-mechanical implants would all be welcome, and indeed increase sales.
I understand the "appearances" issue, among other distractions, I`m a freelance hustler. I sell what ever people are willing to shuck the bucks for. I made a KILLING with the Beanie Babbies. Fools spending from 50-to-several hundred for a plush toy! Stupid! They're so STUPID! Think of all the knives they could've bought! I got out before the bottom dropped out and moved into Furbies, which were a disapointment. Not that I`m just a toy dealer, I just move where the lowest risk/highest profit is. Anyway, yes, sometimes, especialy when dealing with Yuppies with doll fetishes, it's wise to look charming and non-threatening. Fortunately, being descended from the only race I know of that's geneticaly pre-disposed to being hustlers, I have a sweet and disarming face.
As a fellow salesman, isn't there an undefinable thrill when you make a sell? Especialy when you snatch victory from the jaws of defeat? It's the mindgames, the juxtapositioning between seller and prospective buyer I love. There are some quite skilled buyers out there, and they represent a wonderful chalenge.
These corporate jobs are stiffling though, with all their Mickey Mouse regulations. If you ever find yourself in a position that allows you to, go independent.
"One of God`s Prototypes. A powerful mutant, never even considered for mass-production.
Too weird to live. Too tough to die."