Miniature Gorilla

I don’t like to sell. Perhaps you are a seller. I am not a good seller. Long ago, at Matrixx Marketing I was a seller, but I am no longer a seller. I am not motivated by numbers and targets. Others, I am sure, are motivated by numbers. Looking back, selling accidental death insurance, all those hours on the phone, recording my bowel movements, reading back rebuttals, I am glad I am no longer a seller, especially on the phone. I don’t like the phone, although I appreciate that it exists and is sometimes helpful. Here is an excerpt from my novel about selling on the phones. The novel, Never Mind the Beasts, is forthcoming from Dostoyevsky Wannabe in April 2020, after ten years of tinkering. It is the first book of my nomadic surrealist trilogy. This excerpt is very short, because we like short, it is about selling and managers and miniature gorillas. Perhaps you have your own miniature gorilla too!

Published by Marcus Slease

Born in Portadown, Northern Ireland, Marcus Slease has made his home in such places as Turkey, Poland, Italy, South Korea, the United States, Spain, and the United Kingdom – experiences that inform his nomadic surrealist writing. His latest book is Never Mind the Beasts (Dostoyevsky Wannabe 2020).

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