No Email address?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Angelkitty, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    No E-Mail Address

    An unemployed man is desperate to support his family of a
    wife and three kids. He applies for a janitor's job at a
    large firm and easily passes an aptitude test.

    The human resources manager tells him, "You will be hired at
    minimum wage of $5.35 an hour. Let me have your e-mail
    address so that we can get you in the loop. Our system will
    automatically e-mail you all the forms and advise you when
    to start and where to report on your first day."

    Taken back, the man protests that he is poor and has neither
    a computer nor an e-mail address.

    To this the manager replies, "You must understand that to a
    company like ours that means that you virtually do not
    exist. Without an e-mail address you can hardly expect to be
    employed by a high-tech firm. Good day."

    Stunned, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and
    having $10 in his wallet, he walks past a farmers' market
    and sees a stand selling 25 lb. crates of beautiful red
    tomatoes. He buys a crate, carries it to a busy corner and
    displays the tomatoes. In less than 2 hours he sells all the
    tomatoes and makes 100% profit.

    Repeating the process several times more that day, he ends
    up with almost $100 and arrives home that night with several
    bags of groceries for his family.

    During the night he decides to repeat the tomato business
    the next day. By the end of the week he is getting up early
    every day and working into the night. He multiplies his
    profits quickly.

    Early in the second week he acquires a cart to transport
    several boxes of tomatoes at a time, but before a month is
    up he sells the cart to buy a broken-down pickup truck.

    At the end of a year he owns three old trucks. His two sons
    have left their neighborhood gangs to help him with the
    tomato business, his wife is buying the tomatoes, and his
    daughter is taking night courses at the community college so
    she can keep books for him.

    By the end of the second year he has a dozen very nice used
    trucks and employs fifteen previously unemployed people, all
    selling tomatoes.

    He continues to work hard.

    Time passes and at the end of the fifth year he owns a fleet
    of nice trucks and a warehouse that his wife supervises,
    plus two tomato farms that the boys manage. The tomato
    company's payroll has put hundreds of homeless and jobless
    people to work. His daughter reports that the business
    grossed over one million dollars. Planning for the future,
    he decides to buy some life insurance. Consulting with an
    insurance adviser, he picks an insurance plan to fit his new
    circumstances. Then the adviser asks him for his e-mail
    address in order to send the final documents electronically.

    When the man replies that he doesn't have time to mess with
    a computer and has no e-mail address, the insurance man is
    stunned, "What, you don't have e-mail? No computer? No
    Internet? Just think where you would be today if you'd had
    all of that five years ago!"

    "Ha" snorts the man. "If I'd had e-mail five years ago I
    would be sweeping floors at Microsoft and making $5.35 an
    hour."

    Which brings us to the moral of the story:

    Since you got this story by e-mail, you're probably closer
    to being a janitor than a millionaire. Sadly, I received it
    also.
     
  2. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    CRaappP...:smile2:
     

  3. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Well I guess that's it for me, LOL!!!
     
  4. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    This world is going way to fast:sad2:, don't have time to smell the roses... loved the story
     
  5. Esox Hunter

    Esox Hunter New Member

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    I'm just wondering if the guy bore any resemblance to Bill Gates!! :smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  6. tallbump

    tallbump New Member

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    Well. I'd have to agree that I am certainly closer to a a janitor than a millionaire. :confused2: But, hey, I'm happy, so who cares, right? Actually, I have a couple of email addresses, so I guess I'll never make a million. :eek:oooh:
     
  7. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    Me, too... but if we close out all but one email address, maybe we could shoot for half a million? :big_smile: Naw, I'd rather smell those roses.

    Good one, Patricia... thanks!
     
  8. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    i give up making a million long before i got my email address
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Loved the story. Hard work always pays off.:big_smile:
     
  10. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    I am glad you all enjoyed it.
     
  11. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    Hard work never hurt anyone.
     
  12. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Great Story Thanks for sharing .
     
  13. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Tomato at the store today at $2.29 a pound!:crazy:It just killed me to pay that much cause my plants in the garden will be dropping ripe ones in abundance shortly but what can you do! Now as far as our hero in the story goes, he must of been the guy selling them tomatoes to my store for big money causing me to pay $2.29 a pound!:crazy:
     
  14. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Good one Patricia, Thanks for sharing:big_smile:.