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Life of a Salesman

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RAY: Here's the answer. You have to look for all the little hints. He started working 30 years ago, and he had been working as a traveling salesman continuously. He drives a lot, he's concerned about getting what now? Come on. Come on, you can do it.
 
TOM: Gasoline!
 
RAY: Yeah, he's concerned about getting good mileage. So he buys himself a Volkswagen. But not just any old Volkswagen. A VW diesel. Because he's in Moose Jaw, Maine, and Freeze-Your-Butt, New Hampshire, in the wintertime, he's got to plug the thing in overnight. Otherwise, it won't start.

The reason the motel owners put him on the second floor all the time is so they could see the extension cord that the salesman had run from his motel room to his car. He was trying to sneak some electricity! But being annoyed at the salesman's petty electrical theft, the motel owners would unplug the extension cord in the middle of the night. So, if you were a salesperson plying your trade at that time, you often got unplugged. Who's our winner?
 
TOM: The winner this week is Scott Kunsel from Crete, Nebraska. Congratulations Scott!

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