A jobless man applied for the position of an office boy at a very big firm. The employer interviewed him, following it up with a test.
“You are hired,” he said.“Give me your email address, and I’ll send you some forms to fill, as well as when you will start your work here.”
The man replied, “I don’t have a computer, neither an email.”
“I’m sorry,” said the employer, “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 little money in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10-kg crate of tomatoes. He sold the tomatoes in a door-to-door round. In less than two hours, he succeeded in doubling his capital. He repeated the operation thrice and returned home with thrice the money.
The man realised that he can survive by this way, and started to go on such rounds early every day and return late. His money doubled or tripled every day. Soon, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.
Five years later, the man became one of the biggest food retailers in the country. He started to plan his family’s future, and decided to go for a life insurance cover. He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan that suited him.
When the discussion ended, the broker asked him for his email. The man replied: “I don’t have an email.”
The perplexed broker said, “You don’t have an email account, and yet have succeeded in building a business empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an email?”
The man thought for a while and replied, “An office boy!”