lost golfer

just received this forwarded email from manny fong, whom we call MJ (coz he’s Manny fong, Jr).  MJ was the CEO of SM supermarket, during my 2.5-year stint as the P&G Key Account Manager (or kam – that’s why my livejournal id is cpa_kam) for SM.  probably because of the great business results (in fairness, okay naman ang VDMP* ng P&G in SM, and we were one of their favorite suppliers…i hope & think ganun pa rin up to now) and the good relationship i was able to build with the account (from the security guards to the buyers to the ads & promo to accounting to operations people in the store to top management – yep had to charm ’em all), he got me to work for him in m2cash, a joint venture he undertook with a british company, where i moonlighted as the finance/supply chain operations head & a business development manager for two years.  although i resigned last may, i saw to it naman that i didn’t really burn my bridges with them.  i’m quite glad to receive an email from him.  (hmmm…kuhanin kaya namin syang ninong sa kasal)

*VDMP stands for (P&G CBD or customer business development (sales) 101 ito)

  • volume – as in sales volume targets and the things you do to achieve the results – sell-in negotiations, launch of new products in the store, promotions.  through DMP,  volume targets should be achieved as well.
  • distribution – as in how many of our SKU’s or stock keeping units, ba are carried or sold by the supermarket
  • merchandising – as in shelving – how big the shelf space alloted for the products is, the location & look of the off-shelf displays or OSD’s (regular & special – includes the merchandising contests), collaterals, and WON the products are displayed well
  • pricing – WON below cost ang pricing ng account, are they reflecting the discounts the company offers, accounts list, etc

(naku, it’s all coming back to me now.  haha!)

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: Manuel Fong, Jr. <mfong@mozcom.com>
Date: Oct 17, 2007 11:09 AM
Subject: FW: Lost golfer
To: CUA JOHNIP <cua.jg11@yahoo.com.ph>, M2CASH / RUDI OVIEDO <roviedo@itac.com.ph>
Cc: baldrias lorybeth <baldrias.lr@gmail.com>, DEFENSOR BAMBI BARBARA MAE <bdefensor@yahoo.com>

Thought this might be interesting to an ex-P&G person!
[Manny Fong Jr.]


A guy was playing golf one day and he got lost. He saw a lady up ahead
him and went to her and said, “Can you please help me, I don’t know what

hole I’m on”. She told him “You are one hole behind me. I’m on 7; you’re
on 6.”

He thanked her & continued playing golf. Later he got lost again. He saw
the same lady and went to her again kind of embarrassed. “I’m sorry to
bother you again but I’m lost again, can you please tell me what hole
I’m on.”

Lady : “You are one hole behind me. I’m on 14; you are on 13.” Again he
thanked her and continued playing golf.

When he finished he saw her in the clubhouse. He went up to her and
if he could buy her a drink for helping him out. She accepted. As they
were drinking & talking he asked her what she did for a living. “I’m in

He replied, ! “no kidding so am I. What do you sell?”

Lady : “It’s too embarrassing to tell.” But after he kept pleading to
what she sold she said she’d tell him if he promised not to laugh. He

Lady : “I sell WHISPER (Sanitary Napkins).” He immediately fell to the
floor laughing hysterically.

Lady : “You promised you wouldn’t laugh.”

He replied, “I’m sorry, but I couldn’t help it. I sell toilet
I’m still one hole behind you.”


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