SELLING: After Sex, What?

When Air Force Staff Sergeant Robert Wilkins was taken prisoner in Korea in 1951, he did not let time hang idle on his hands. In the prison camps, he soon discovered that most of his fellow prisoners had two major topics of conversation: women and autos. Wilkins, who had been a salesman for Detroit's Hanson Chevrolet Co., felt right at home. Every time he met a new prisoner, Wilkins would ask if the prisoner didn't think he might be in the market for a new car after he was freed. Then he would take his name and home address.


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