An Office Boy
A jobless man applied for the position of âoffice boyâ at a very big company.
The employer interviewed him, then a test: clean the floor.
âYou are hired.â â the employer said. âGive me your email address, and Iâll send you the application to fill, as well as when you will start.â
The man replied, âI donât have a computer, neither an email.â
âIâm sorry,â said the employer, âif you donât have an email that means you do not exist. And who doesnât exist, cannot have the job.â
The man left with no hope. He didnât know what to do, with only $10 USD in his pocket.
He then decided to go to the supermarket, bought a 10kg tomato crate, then sold the tomatoes door to door. In less than two hours, he succeeded and doubled his capital.
He repeated the operation 3 times and returned home with $60 USD. The man realized that he could survive by this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and returned late. Thus, his money doubled or tripled everyday. Shortly later, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.
Five years later, the manâs company was one of the biggest food retailers. He started to plan his familyâs 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: âI donât have an email.â
The broker replied curiously, âYou donât have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Do you imagine what you could have done if you had an email?â
The man paused for a while, and replied: âAn office boy!â
Donât be discouraged if something is not in your favor today. Better opportunities are waiting ahead.