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By Fr. Joe Eruppakkatt SSP on 16-10-2017

A jobless man applied for the position of the ‘office boy’ at Microsoft. The HR manager interviewed him and said, “You are appointed,” and asked for his E-mail ID. The man replied,”But I don’t have a computer, neither an
E-mail.I’m sorry”, said the HR manager, “If you don’t have an E-mail, that means you do not exist. And the person, who doesn’t exist, cannot have the job.”
The man left with no hope at all. With only $10 in his pocket, he did not know what to do. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a ten pounds tomato crate. He sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the operation three times, and returned home with $60. The man realized that he can survive this way, and continued the tomato business every day. His money kept on doubling and shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.
The man slowly became one of the biggest food retailers in the US. Then, to secure his family’s future, he decided to have a life insurance. He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan. At the end of the conversation, the broker asked for his E-mail. The man replied, “I don’t have an Email”. The broker asked curiously,”You don’t have an E-mail? Yet you have succeeded to build such an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an E-mail?
The man thought for a while and replied, “Yes, I’d be an office boy at Microsoft!” (We have withheld the real

About The Author

Fr. Joe Eruppakkatt SSP

Fr. Joe Eruppakkatt SSP is a Catholic priest of the Society of St Paul. He has been engaged in media activities for several years as General Editor of ST PAULS Mumbai. He believes in God's gift of beauty and goodness in every human being, in nature and in every religious tradition, and shares his views and opinions with others.