Tuesday, November 08, 2005

dont underestimate a tomato vendor

The following story was emailed to me,hope all of u enjoy the 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 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 realized 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!!!


Vanathi said...

Good story...

Raju said...

hahaha.. very good story.. My first commenting here, I think..

Depends what kinda job one is doing to not depend on e-mail.. If I were him, I would give my e-mail ID to my customers, asking them to inform me how much and what kidns of vegetables they need for the next few days.. Just a loud random thought..

ada-paavi!!!! said...

ha ha ha...nice story, well there does exist more way to tmake money than thru the IT sector

narayanan said...

Yeah right, and apparently this joke also uses internet as a medium to gain publicity :P


வேதா said...

hi so smart of u.
thats true yaar,most people dont realise it.
@ranganathan st or narayan?
ha ha !!
u got it right yaar,dont give it away

Sundar Narayanan said...

hi veda

just came to your site from a comment on uk balajis blog..

nice blog..

have you ever read "the verger" by somerset maugham ? the story you posted is a modern day version of the verger..

here is a link ..

made me laugh though.


வேதா said...

@sundar narayan,
hi thanks for visiting my blog.i read the story u referred.u are right,both the stories are similar in thoughts,may be the writer got inspired by the verger story and wrote the latter.

Delhi_tamilan said...

good one, but one small requst, this black font with italics, is bit difficult to read, please avoid if possible...