The World’s Best Toyota Salesman
Conjure in your mind the image of a terrorist who is sometimes called a fighter. If the latter there is often a prefix like ISIS, for example.
The image rarely varies from a young male whose face is hidden by a bandanna or a ski mask. Sometimes he has the semblance of a uniform but more often a T-shirt and blue jeans. He stands on the back of a pickup truck with his hands on a spectacular machine gun. Often the pickup truck is white though it can be black. It might have a flag flying from a tall whippy antenna.
One part never varies.
The pickup truck is always a Toyota.
Who is the lucky Toyota salesman assigned to the Middle East terrorist market?
How did he get the business?
Is he on commission?
Does he solicit customer feedback?
What is the sales pitch?
What features and benefits does he describe?
What drawbacks does he have to overcome?
Is there a competition from other pickup truck makers?
Where do the terrorists take their trucks to be serviced?
Does the warranty cover damage by IED’s (improvised explosive devices a.k.a. roadside bombs)?
Does Toyota provide financing?
Are the trucks built to unique specifications?
Why are there no journalists asking?