There's a name in the business that describes a particular type
that strikes fear and loathing in the hearts of even the
most battle hardened
business veterans. They're called
The term "Garmento" originates from the Garment District in
Manhattan -- a
five block area where everyday thousands of
their way through business
deals. A typical hondle might sound something
Seymour: So Eli, how are things in the button business?
Eli: Oye, don't ask. My putz assistant overstocked me with
buttons. I have
so many buttons, you won't believe!
Seymour: And this is what you call to let me?
Eli: I call to tell you you're a lucky man. Because I have problem,
you're a lucky man. This kills me but I'll let you have my buttons for
just 3 cents a button. I know it's hard to believe, but I'm sure you'll
some way to thank me later. I won't ask for much.
Seymour: You're joking right? Eli, don't joke with me. 3 cents a
can get them from my cousin Marty for a penny! I'll tell
you what, I'll
check with my brother and see what I can do for you.
I really don't need
buttons, but maybe I can take them off your
hands for a penny a half. I
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