|from a community journal ...
||[Feb. 21st, 2004|09:11 pm]
A jobless man applied for the position of "office boy" at Microsoft. The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test. "You are employed" he said "Give me your e-mail address and I'll send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start. The man replied "But I don't have a computer, neither an email." "I'm sorry", said the HR manager "If you don't have an email, that means you do not exist. And who doesn't exist, cannot have the job." The man left with no hope at all. He didn't know what to do, with only £10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10-Kg tomato crate. He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the operation three times, and returned home with £60. The man realised that he can survive by this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return late Thus, his money doubled or tripled every day. Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles. 5 years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US. He started to plan his family's future, and decided to have a life insurance. He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan. When the conversation was concluded, the broker asked him his email. The man replied, "I don't have an email ". The broker answered curiously, "You don't have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an email?!!" The man thought for a while and replied, " Yes, I'd be an office boy at Microsoft!" |
Moral of the story :-
1- Internet is not the solution to your life.
2- if you don't have Internet, and work hard, you can be a millionaire.
3- If you received this message by email, you are closer to being an office boy, than a millionaire...
Have a great day!!!
P.S. - Do not forward this email to me back, I’m closing all my email addresses & going to sell tomatoes!!!!
Oh, Pete. . .*snickers*
Good one. That really made my day. And it supports my theory that people addicted to the internet are held back by their compulsion. Thus why I try to stay off of the compy when I can nowadays. ;)
Ahh, but you still read LJ :)
You are addicted, you need to join my treatment plan. Just send 100 dollars ... a month .. and I will free you from your problem.
think it's worth it? :)))
Hmmm. . .
Somehow, I'm thinking "no."
That made me smile, I don't think I am about to be your business rival in the tomato trade though.
I'm not actually going to trade tomatoes, I'm too addicted to the internet :)
I'm amused at how a man in the US can make £60! I wish I made pounds sterling at today's exchange rate! ;-)
That's just an artifact of cuting and pasting ... it did say dollars in the original but the currency symbol s just one of those things that good old windows converts for you sometimes :)
Actually the maths doesn't work anyway ... why was it 60 (whatevers)? If he started with 10 and doubled each time it should have been 80. *shrug*
I'm sure it's just an urban myth, so the exact details will change with each telling.