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25 Jan
A Born Salesman

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 100 12:49:48 -0800
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Subject: A Born Salesman

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  Private Jones was assigned to the Army Induction Center, where he was to
advise new recruits about their government benefits, especially their
Serviceman's Group Life Insurance (SGLI).  It wasn't long before the
Center's Lieutenant noticed that Private Jones had almost a 100% record
for insurance sales, which had never happened before.  Rather than ask
about this, the Lt. stood in the back of the room and listened to Jones'
sales pitch.

Jones explained the basics of the SGLI to the new recruits, and then said.
"If you have SGLI and go into battle and are killed, the government has to
pay $200,000 to your beneficiaries.  If you don't have SGLI, and you go
into battle and get killed, the government has to pay only a maximum of

"Now," he concluded, "which bunch do you think they are going to
send into battle first?"

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