The Man Who Didn't
A jobless man applied for the position of 'office boy' at Microsoft.
The HR manager interviewed him, then gave him a test: clean the floor.
The man passed the test with flying colors.
"You are hired," HR manager informed the applicant, "give me your e-mail address, and I'll send
you the application for employment, as well as the date you should
report for work.
The man replied " I don't have a computer, or an email!"
"I'm sorry," said the HR manager. "If you don't have an email, that means
you do not exist. And we cannot hire persons who do not exist."
The man was very disappointed.
He didn't know what to do. He only had $10 with him. Once that is
spent, he won't have any money to buy any food.
He went to the supermarket and bought a crate of tomatoes with his
He went from door to door and sold the tomatoes in less than two
hours. He doubled his money.
He repeated the operation three times, and returned home with $60.
He realized that he can survive
this way. He started to go everyday earlier, and return late.
He doubled or tripled his money every day. Soon, he bought a cart, then a
truck. In a very short time, he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.
Five years later, the man became one of the biggest food retailers in the U.
S. 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.
At the end of the conversation, the broker asked him for his email
The man replied: ' I don't have an email.'
The broker was dumbfounded. "You don't have an email, and yet have succeeded
in building an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an
email?," he exclaimed.
The man thought for a while, and replied, "an office boy at Microsoft!"
Submitted By: Shinoi Varughese, Parma,