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Selling Bibles

A preacher concluded that his church was getting into very serious 
financial troubles.
While checking the church storeroom, he discovered several cartons of 
new Bibles that had never been opened and distributed.

So at his Sunday sermon, he asked for three
  volunteers from the 
congregation who
would be
  willing to sell the Bibles door-to-door for $10 each to raise 
the desperately
needed money
  for the church.

Jack, Paul and Louis all raised their hands to
  volunteer for the task.

The minister knew that Jack and Paul earned
  their living as salesmen 
and
  were likely
capable of selling some Bibles. But he had serious doubts about
  Louie 
who was a
  local
farmer, who had always kept to himself because he was embarrassed
  by 
his speech
impediment.
  Poor Louis stuttered badly. But, not wanting to discourage 
Louis, the
minister decided to
  let him try anyway.

He sent the three of them away with the back seat
  of their cars stacked 
with
  Bibles.
He asked them to meet with him and report the results of their 
door-to-door selling
efforts
  the following Sunday.

Anxious to find out how successful they were, the
  minister immediately 
asked
  Jack,
'Well, Jack, how did you make out selling our Bibles last
  week?'

Proudly handing the minister an envelope, Jack replied, 'Using
  my sales 
prowess, I
  was
able to sell 20 Bibles, and here's the $200 I collected on behalf
  of 
the church.'

'Fine
  job, Jack!' The minister said, vigorously shaking his hand. 'You 
are indeed a fine
salesman and
  the Church is indebted to you.'

Turning to Paul, 'And Paul, how many
  Bibles did you sell for the church 
last week?'

Paul, smiling
  and sticking out his chest, confidently replied, 'I am a 
professional salesman.
I sold
  28 bibles on behalf of the church, and here's $280 I collected.'

The
  minister responded, 'That's absolutely splendid, Paul. You are 
truly a professional
salesman
  and the church is indebted to you.'

Apprehensively, the minister turned
  to Louie and said, 'And Louie, did 
you manage to sell
any Bibles
  last week?' Louie silently offered the minister a large 
envelope.  The
  minister
opened it and counted the contents.

'What is this?' the
  minister exclaimed. 'Louie, there's $3200 in here!  
Are you suggesting
that you
  sold 320 Bibles for the church, door to door, in just one 
week?'  Louie just
  nodded.
 
'That's impossible!' both Jack and Paul said in unison.
  'We are 
professional
  salesmen,
yet you claim to have sold 10 times as many Bibles as we
  could.'

'Yes, this does seem unlikely,' the minister agreed. 'I think
  you'd 
better explain how you
  managed to accomplish this, Louie.'

Louie shrugged. 'I-I-I re-re-really
  do-do-don't kn-kn-know f-f-f-for 
sh-sh-sh-sure,' he
  stammered.

Impatiently, Paul interrupted. 'For crying out loud, Louie,
  just tell 
us what you said
  to
them when they answered the door!'

'A-a-a-all I-I-I s-s-said
  wa-wa-was,' Louis replied, 'W-w-w-would 
y-y-y-you l-l-l-like
t-t-t-to
  b-b-b-buy th-th-th-this b-b-b-bible f-f-f-for t-t-t-ten 
b-b-b-bucks
  ---o-o-o-or
wo-wo-wo-would yo-yo-yo-you j-j-j-just l-l-l-like m-m-me
  t-t-t-to 
st-st-st-stand
h-h-h-here and
  r-r-r-read it t-t-t-to
  y-y-y-you?


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01-11-2011 03:46 PM
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RE: Selling Bibles

v-v-v-v-v-v-ery f-f-f-f-f-f-f-unny.


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01-11-2011 04:14 PM
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