The Hot Dog Story

You should read this if you’re worrying about the recession instead of putting your head down getting to work. Shouts to Ruck

“A man lived by side of the road…..and sold hot dogs.

He was hard of hearing so he had no radio. He had trouble with his eyes so he read no newspaper, nor did he watch TV. But, he sold great hot dogs.

He put a sign up on the highway telling how great they were. He stood by the side of the road and cried, “Hey, You, want to buy a great hot dog?” And people came and they bought. So, he increased his meat and bun order. He bought a bigger stove to take care of his trade.

Then one day his son came home from college to help him.

His son said, “Dad, haven’t you heard the news about the recession? The economy is really bad. The unemployment situation is terrible. The energy situation is even worse. The housing market has went down the drain, and everyone is suffering”

Whereupon the hot dog man thought, “Well my son’s been to college. He reads the newspapers and listens to the radio, he ought to know.” So the father cut down on his meat and bun order. He took down his advertising signs. He no longer bothered to stand by the side of the road and yelled, “Want buy my hot dogs?” And his hot dog sales fell almost over night. “You’re right son.” The hot dog man said to his boy. “We certainly are in the middle of a bad recession!”

  • morel to teh story:


    i like it. i like it.


  • wat

    Shoop doop do whoop whoop whoop.

  • Great story, im linkin it from Ad Hustler

  • Eli

    Wheww good thing I got out of the hotdog business!

    Great post barman :)

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  • Murali

    Hey Diorex just posted a comment on Uber’s blog. Maybe you guys should make a post about it. :-)

  • You sir, had better be at ASW.

  • ChrisS

    Awwwww this isn’t the Barman hot dog story that I heard from Zac.

  • I like the part about the old man.

  • Hannah

    Maybe if he sold acai diet pills instead of hot dogs he wouldn’t be a miserable failure.