Monday, August 30, 2010

Tomato Story...

     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 e-mail."
"I'm sorry," said the HR Manager, "If you don't have an e-mail, 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 10kg 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 hom with $60.

     The man realized that he can survive by this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return late. Thus, his money doubled or tripled everyday.
     Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, and 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 his e-mail.
     The man replied, "I don't have an e-mail."
     The broker answered curiously, "You don't have an e-mail, and yet have succeeded to build an empire !" "Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an e-mail ?" The man thought for a while and replied, "Yes, I'd be an office boy at Microsoft !"

Moral 1

Internet is not the solution to your life.

Moral 2

If you don't have Internet, but work hard, you can be a millionaire.

Moral 3

If you are receiving messages by e-mail, you are closer to being an office boy/girl, than a millionaire. :)


It Matters......The Way You Communicate :)

     Jack and Max are walking from religious service. Jack wonders whether it would be alright to smoke while praying. Max replied, "Why don't you ask the Priest?" So Jack goes up to the Priest and asks, "Priest, may I smoke while I pray?" But the Priest says,  "No, my son, you may not. That's utter disrespect to our religion."

     Jack goes back to his friend and tells him what the good Priest told him. Max says, "I'm not surprised. You asked the wrong question. Let me try." And so Max goes up to the Priest and asks, "Priest, may I pray while I smoke?" To which the Priest eagerly replies, "By all means, my son. By all means."

Moral : The reply you get depends on the question you ask.

For Example : Can I work on this project while I'm on vacation? ;)