The first use of ‘hot dog‘ as a slang expression appeared in print in 1894 and denoted a well-dressed student. It is likely a variation on ‘putting on the dog’, meaning ‘to make a flashy display’. (Word Origins, Salesopedia Glossary)
I know a number of sales hot dogs, and they seem to come in different shapes and sizes. Do you know any that match these descriptions?
> “My ego is so big both of us can’t fit in this room” hot dog. You now the type, full of them self, always carry a mirror and – both sides of the conversation.
> “I’m hot” dog. Usually a reputation dreamt up rather than earned. Their bark is louder their bite as the only muscle that worn out is their jaw.
> “The BIG dog hot dog” struts around reminding you of their top performance. Problem with big dogs is they leave bigger ‘treasures’ behind.
> “High pedigree hot dog” is usually one who has mastered all the sales courses, models best practices, and holds their nose high as they book their sales.
> “The Weiner hot dog” I didn’t say winner. I didn’t say whiner. This Dachshund stays below the radar (they can), brings in the numbers with less fanfare, and often may be seen still entering the room as they are leaving.
> “The Dalmatian” can run hard all day long. This hot dog’s performance can be spotty, but everything is usually pretty black and white. I’d take a 101 of them.
> Finally my favorite hot dog, “the Golden Retriever”. Always bringing in a sale, always a smile on their face, loyal, gentle with kids, well mannered with customers, easy to train, and enjoy serving their master.
Speaking of hot dogs … ever wonder why butchers and bakers can’t get their act together? Hot dogs come in packages of 10 while the buns come in package of 8 or 12. It’s because bakers package their goods in dozens (or multiples of three or four), while meatpackers sell by the pound – and a standard hot dog weighs 0.1 pound. (Wired)
It won’t be a ‘ruff’ day if you … mind the mindset.
(Thanks to Dotti for allowing us to re-produce “Hot Dog” – click on the picture to go to her site)