Speculation began and everyone was running wild with the idea. An exterminating business must have been determined to be involved in some kind of cult activity. They were put on trial and ended up in debt beyond their means and had to sell everything they could from the business to pay their defense attorneys. Ultimately they were found innocent but they could not afford to buy the vans back. That was Jerry’s story from accounting and I was quite impressed actually that he could be so creative being a math guy and all. The there was Jane from human resources and she decided that the man who owned the little dealership must of went to an auction somewhere. The state is always putting on these auctions of vehicles they confiscate or end up with somehow and there are also private auctions performed all over the city from various sources. A fleet of ford transit vans and ford cargo vans was available at one of these auctions and the dealership guy must have thought that it would be his big ticket out of the small time dealership if he could expand into vans. If he sold just half of the ford transit vans and ford cargo vans, he bought at the auction he would be rich enough to buy out the place next door and maybe even the dealer across the street so he could build a monopoly of his own. Maybe Jane’s story was not as creative as Jerry’s story, but nonetheless a somewhat viable tale.
I then proposed a story of my own explaining that I had read something recently about an up and coming approach to sales. First, you needed a fleet of ford transit vans or ford cargo vans, something that would accommodate several people. Then you crammed the vans full of people and sent them out to someone’s home or small business. Whatever it was you wanted to sell was not important it was the impact of the number of people who were there to greet you and explain the product to you. Just imagine how crazy it would be to have eight people hop out of ford transit vans to explain how a vacuum cleaner or cell phone worked and why you should buy one. The intimidation factor alone would increase sales tremendously.
We all had a good laugh and continued to email each other all day trying to out do one another with one wild story after another about the ford transit vans available for sale at the corner dealership. It was even funnier on the way home because seeing those all parked in that tiny lot really made you wonder where he got all of those ford transit vans from. I guess we will not know unless someone actually goes in there and asks the guy about it. But I’m sure that he will have his own reasonable explanation about it all. Shady deal or not he is bound to make some money out of it.