The Salesman

Photo curtsy of

Photo curtsy of

Priya Bajpal.

Jimmy used colour to catch his customers. Every inch of his showroom was a riot of colour. Even the sink in the conveniences exploded with a rainbow of colours. But when you turned on the tap, a quiet voice reminded you to purchase a towel. For Jimmy is a towel salesman par excellence.

A fine day at Mevagissey

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This Post Has 43 Comments

  1. Alicia Jamtaas

    Ah, he knows his salesman stuff for sure. Clever take.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Glad you liked the take. Thank you Alicia

    2. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Alicia, just a little fun on his part.

  2. Alice Audrey

    I assume he provided no towels for free. That’s an effective sales technique.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Alice, once a salesperson always a salesperson

  3. Akshata Ram

    Haha that was an innovative way to market his stuff

    1. Michael Humphris

      Glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you Akshata

  4. Piyali

    Jimmy is a smart guy! He sure knows how to do his job well

    1. Michael Humphris

      Jimmy would have a witty reply, as for me I am so pleased that you enjoyed this story

  5. Sandra

    Nice one.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Jimmy thinks so. He is a bit of a wit…

  6. Keith's Ramblings

    Salesman of the year! I like him – and your tale!

    Click to read my FriFic tale!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Jimmy would love to be salesman of the year. Thank you Keith

  7. draliman

    Let’s not lose sight of the bigger picture amongst the rainbow!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Jimmy never loses sight of an opportunity to make a sale.

  8. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    No doubt the towels themselves were colourful. 😉 Bright and fun story.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Most certainly they are. Jimmy loves his sales career

  9. Clare Hempstead

    A clever story!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Clare, it is all down to the challenge of the prompt,

  10. Mrs Marian Green

    Now there’s a salesman …

    1. Michael Humphris

      Jimmy is most pleased with your comment. And so am I…

  11. Brenda's Thoughts

    A clever take on the prompt, Michael. =)

    1. Michael Humphris

      The prompt challenged me this week, I had to dig deep, so I am so pleased to read your feedback

  12. theministryofshrawleywalks

    Short, sweet and smart, good stuff

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much, the prompt challenged me this week, so I was glad to get your feedback, thank you

  13. plaridel

    i guess he was born to be a salesman. 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      It certainly seems so, thank you plaridel your support is much appreciated

  14. Dale

    That’s one way to make a sale…

    1. Michael Humphris

      If one is born a salesperson, one is always looking for new ideas to promote sales. I appreciate your support Dale

  15. lisarey1990

    Clever take. Worked very well.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much, I appreciated this feedback

  16. granonine

    And were the towels colorful, too?

    1. Michael Humphris

      Certainly, and of top quality. Jimmy sells only top quality goods.

  17. gahlearner

    Hehe, that was clever. He’s a great salesman, and I’m sure the customers are having fun.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It is true a good salesperson ensures that their customer is content. So pleased to read your feedback.

  18. michaelwynnauthor

    Great sales technique, well done Michael

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Michael, it took me sometime to come up with a response to this prompt, so I was pleased to read your feedback.

  19. Anshu Bhojnagarwala

    You have drawn a colorful picture Michael.. And he is indeed a good salesman to not give the towels for free when it’s most needed

    1. Michael Humphris

      Some might say that he is a bit naughty, but his heart is good. So pleased to get your feedback, thank you, Anshu

  20. Inside the Mind of Isadora

    Your story reminds me of thsoe fancy hotel that have a person handing
    you a towel after washing your hands. Interesting way to go with the photo prompt, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Stories are memories, Jimmy however was looking to sell, but a good tip might have been exceptable to him I guess.

  21. Fatima Fakier

    I’d love to see his sales metrics!

    1. Michael Humphris

      He is very efficient, Fatima

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