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June 6, 2008

Kisah Potato

Filed under: story to tell — Tags: — gingerbread53 @ 12:58 pm

A jobless man applied for the position of “office boy” at Microsoft.
The HR Manager interviewed him, then watched him clean the floor as a

“You are employed,” he said. “Give me your e-mail address and I’ll
send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start.”

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
address, that means you do not exist. And who doesn’t exist, cannot have the

The man left with no hope at all. He didn’t know what to do, with only
$10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a
10kg potato crate. He then sold the potatoes 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 by this way, and started to go
everyday earlier, and return late. Thus, his money doubled or tripled
everyday. Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his
own fleet of delivery vehicles. Five years later, the man is one of the
biggest food retailers in the US. He started to plan his family’s
future, and decided to have a life insurance.

He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan. When the
conversation concluded, the broker asked him his e-mail address.

The man replied, “I don’t have an e-mail address.”

The broker answered curiously, “You don’t have an e-mail address, and
yet have succeeded to build 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!”

Moral of the story:

Moral 1
Internet is not the solution to your life.

Moral 2
If you don’t have Internet, but work hard, you can be a millionaire.

Moral 3
Since you received this message by e-mail, you are closer to being an
‘office boy/girl’ than a millionaire…

PS: Do not forward this e-mail back to me as I’m closing my e-mail
and going to sell potatoes!!!


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