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PostPosted: 09/03/03 - 19:47    Post subject: LABOR DAY HUMOR
An unemployed man goes to apply for a job with Microsoft as a janitor.

The manager there arranges for him to take an aptitude test (Section:
floors, sweeping, and cleaning).

After the test, the manager says, "You will be employed at minimum wage,
$5.15 an hour. Let me have your e-mail address, so that I can send you a
form to complete and tell you where to report for work on your first

Taken aback, the man protests that he has neither a computer nor an
e-mail address. To this the MS manager replies, "Well, then, that means
that you virtually don't exist and can therefore
hardly expect to be employed."

Stunned, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and having only $10
in his wallet, he decides to buy a 25-pound flat of tomatoes at the
supermarket. Within less than two hours, he sells all the tomatoes
individually at 100 percent profit. Repeating the process several times
more that day, he ends up with almost $100 before going to sleep that

And thus it dawns on him that he could quite easily make a living
selling tomatoes. Getting up early every day and going to bed late, he
multiplies his profits quickly. After a short time he acquires a cart to
transport several dozen boxes of tomatoes, only to have to trade it in
again so that he can buy a pickup truck to support his expanding
business. By the end of the second year, he is the owner of a fleet of
pickup trucks and manages a staff of 100 formerly
unemployed people, all selling tomatoes.

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Deleted the advertisement for secret shoppers so you wouldnt get bored!


Planning for the future of his wife and children, he decides to buy some
life insurance. Consulting with an insurance adviser, he picks an
insurance plan to fit his new circumstances. At the end of the telephone
conversation, the adviser asks him for his e-mail address in order to
send the final documents electronically.

When the man replies that he has no e-mail, the adviser is stunned,
"What, you don't have e-mail? How on earth have you managed to amass
such wealth without the Internet, e-mail, and e-commerce? Just imagine
where you would be now, if you had been connected to the Internet from
the very start!"

After a moment of thought, the tomato millionaire replied, "Why, of
course! I would be a floor cleaner at Microsoft!"

Moral of this story!

1. The Internet, e-mail, and e-commerce do not need to rule your life.
2. If you don't have e-mail, but work hard, you can still become a
3. Seeing that you got this story via e-mail, you're probably closer to
becoming a janitor than you are to becoming a millionaire.
4. If you do have a computer and e-mail, you have already been taken to
the cleaners by Microsoft.
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PostPosted: 09/03/03 - 20:45    Post subject:
how ironic that im reading that on the internet.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: 09/04/03 - 01:31    Post subject:
crazyfrog wrote:
how ironic that im reading that on the internet.... Very Happy

I guess it's time to throw out the com!
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