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A jobless man applied for the position of office boy at Microsoft. The human relations manager interviewed him then said, ‘

You’re hired.’ ‘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, or an email.’ ‘I'm sorry,’ said the HR manager. ‘If you don't have an email, you don’t exist. And who doesn't exist, can’t have the job.’


The man left with no hope. He only had $10 in his pocket. He decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10kg tomato crate. He sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two hours, he doubled his capital. He repeated this three times, and returned home with $60. He started to go everyday earlier and return later. His money doubled or tripled everyday.


Soon, he bought a cart, then a truck and then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles. Five years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US.


One day he spoke to an investment manager. When the conversation ended the investment manager asked him for his email. The man replied, ‘I don't have one.’ The investment manager said, ‘You don't have an email, yet built 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: At times our avenue for earning might not be what we envisaged, yet it brings us more money than the avenue we would have chosen. Sometimes the thing we dislike has more good in it for us than the thing we actually like.

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