Among salespeople, "selling popcorn" means to sell consumables with a low margin- otherwise known as worthless crap that you can't make a profit off of.
Joe always wins the most monthly sales but he's selling popcorn: matches, paper towels, potholders, work gloves...

I'd hate to take home his commissions.
by Cube Rat October 29, 2007
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Selling popcorn

The act of standing by and doing nothing to effect or change events but attracting attention to the event itself none the less.
I was getting the crap kicked out of me and my buddy Mike was just standing around selling popcorn.
by Nathan McIntosh April 25, 2004

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