Weekend Fun :: 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 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 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 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 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 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 e mail?!!' The man thought for a while and replied, 'Yes, I'd be an office boy at Microsoft!'

Moral of the story

Moral 1
Internet is not the solution to your life.

Moral 2
Even If you don't have Internet, you can still work hard, & become a millionaire.

Moral 3
If you received this message by email, you are closer to being a office boy/girl, than a millionaire..........

I am closing my email account & going to sell tomatoes

Note: I received this story in an email forward. It has not been written by me. If you are the original writer, please let me know; I will link back to you.


  1. Ah Bhavesh, at this point I would jump for joy if hired as office lady for Microsoft!!! But I enjoyed the story and it is a point well-taken!!!

  2. I have an email and so I am...LOL

  3. I have several email addresses, not that any of them has been much benefit to me...but it does keep me in touch with lovely people like you and, for that, I am richer!

  4. I really enjoyed this! Good for the man who never gave up!

  5. Very clever story with a great message!


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