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An unemployed man goes to apply for a job with Microsoft as a janitor.
>The manager there arranges for him to take an aptitude test (Section:
>sweeping and cleaning).
>After the test, the manager says, "You will be employed at minimum wage,
>$5.15 an hour. Let me have your e-mail address, so that I can send you a
>form to complete and tell you where to report for work on your first day."
>Taken aback, the man protests that he has neither a computer nor an e-mail
>address. To this the MS manager replies, "Well, then, that means that you
>virtually don't exist and can therefore hardly expect to be employed.
>Stunned, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and having only $10 in
>his wallet, he decides to buy a 25-pound flat of tomatoes at the
>Within less than 2 hours, he sells all the tomatoes individually at 100%
>profit. Repeating the process several times more that day, he ends up with
>almost $100 before going to sleep that night. And thus it dawns on him that
>he could quite easily make a living selling tomatoes.
>Getting up early every day and going to bed late, he multiplies his
>profits quickly. After a short time he acquires a cart to transport several
>dozen boxes of tomatoes, only to have to trade it in again
>so that he can buy a pick-up truck to support his expanding business. By
>the end of the second year, he is the owner of a fleet of pick-up trucks
>manages a staff of a hundred former unemployed people, all selling
>Planning for the future of his wife and children, he decides to buy some
>life insurance. Consulting with an insurance adviser, he picks an insurance
>to fit his new circumstances. At the end of the telephone conversation, the
>adviser asks him for his e-mail address in order to send the final
>documents electronically. When the man replies that he has no e-mail, the
>adviser is
>stunned, "What, you don't have e-mail? How on earth have you managed to
>amass such wealth without the Internet, e-mail and e-commerce? Just imagine
>where you would be now, if you had been connected to the internet from the
>start!" After a moment of thought, the tomato millionaire replied, "Why, of
>course! I would be a floor cleaner at Microsoft!"
>Moral of this story:
>1. The Internet, e-mail and e-commerce do not need to rule your
>2. If you don't have e-mail, but work hard, you can still become a
>3. Seeing that you got this story via e-mail, you're probably closer
>to becoming a janitor than you are to becoming a millionaire.
>4. If you do have a computer and e-mail, you have already been
>taken to the cleaners by Microsoft
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HAHA very good! I got quite engrossed in that little story
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