I’m not a sports guy. I’m sort of big and pretty tall, so coaches always assumed that I’d be a wonderful addition to whatever team they were assembling. I’d try to warm them, really I would, but they’d always chat me up, put me out there, and then shake their heads in bitter disappointment while I tripped over my own clownishly oversized feet.
Sigh. . .
But sports can be a big part of sales small talk, so I tried to keep up on who played what for whom and how. Mostly I just nodded and agreed. But I had this one manager who was sports crazy. Any sport. I swear he followed curling. And he loved his sports analogies.
“We were batting 1000, but we’re in the big leagues now. It’s a whole new ballgame. You need to cover your bases and play hardball. Step up to the plate, swing for the fences, and really knock it out of the park!”
Honestly, it went on and on like this. . . So I did this cartoon in a meeting to amuse myself. I think it’s a home run.
(Rats! Now I’m doing it!)