Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Prospect

Every man has two sets of manners. He has his buyer’s manners, the manner he uses in talking to salesmen, and then he has common ordinary every-day manners. A prospect may be talking to his friends in the very best of humor, but just as soon as some salesman comes in, he will meet him, and from the way he looks, you would think somebody had shot him full of buckshot. That is his buyer’s manner. That is the only way he can fight you, and he puts that on every time a salesman walks into his office. — J. E. Rogers