A man applied for a job as a janitor at a large corporation and was invited for a job interview. The HR manager offered him the job and asked, “Can you please give me your email address so l can send you all the documents?”
The man answered,” I don’t have an email address or a computer for that matter.” The HR manager was shocked. “Then I’m sorry. Without an email address, you won’t exist in our system and I can’t give you the job. Goodbye.”
The disgruntled man left shaking his head. He looked in his wallet and found a ten dollar bill. This gave him an idea. He went to the supermarket and bought ten pounds of apples and then went door to door selling them. An hour later he had $20 which he used to buy more apples. He continued this process until late in the evening at the end of the day. He went home with $160 in his pocket.
The man continued his door-to-door sales every day and developed a feeling for what people want and need. This gave him more business ideas and eventually, he could afford a bike and then a delivery truck and then his own store. A few years later he had his own chain of supermarkets.
When he got older he started to think about retirement and leaving something behind for his family. He consulted a financial advisor to find out how he could leave an inheritance. When they were finished with all the financial planning the advisor asked the man for his email address so he could send him all the documents. The man answered, “I’ve never had a computer or an email address and I never will. Please send me everything by regular mail.”
The financial advisor was surprised and said, “You built your entire empire without a computer or an email address? Imagine where you’d be today if you had used those things.”
The man answered, “I’d be a janitor.”
A poorly dressed woman entered a fancy restaurant. All the customers looked at her with scorn.
The woman was wearing a ragged old dress and had a sloppy look. The hostess immediately ran up to her not even trying to hide her disgust.
“Madam you have probably mistaken the place for somewhere else.” All she wanted was to quickly get rid of this unwelcome guest.
The people in the dinning hall began to whisper and giggle.
The hostess looked at the woman with a pitiful look you’re right. This is. What do you want madam?
The old lady lowered her head and said softly I will not take much of your time dear.
I have only one request the hostess reluctantly invited the elderly woman inside, to the sound of general disapproval and averted shouts.
I would have called security if I were you! Did you notice how she smells? That’s a nightmare! The visitors didn’t hide their feelings at all.
The woman went to the showcase with desserts and peered at it for a long time.
The waiters giggled if she hopes to eat here for free she is not getting anything! It seemed the woman did not pay attention to their disapproval.
Tell me Honey is it possible to buy only half of the lemon cake? How much will it cost? I have $17 she asked clutching some crumpled old notes in her hand.
The waiters barely restrained laughter. “Madam I don’t think you have enough money even for one slice of this cake!”
This is a work of art by our chef! Moreover we don’t sell it in halves.
The elderly lady turned pale, it seemed that something had collapsed inside her. Slowly she hobbled back to the exit.
Suddenly she was called by a man dressed in military uniform sitting next to his wife in the corner of the restaurant. “Madam comes here please! You don’t look very happy! Has something happened?” He asked with a charming smile.
“My daughter. She was very sick. When she was a kid, we passed by this restaurant and she used to look at the shop windows for a long time. We dreamed of eating the lemon cake here one day but then she got sick. My husband left and I got several jobs to feed us. We have no money to continue the treatment and this cake is the only thing I can do for her now. But I only have $17. “The tears rolled down her face.
Without hesitation the military man summoned the waiter and asked him to pack a whole lemon cake for the woman at his expense.
He said today is 17 years since we lost out son Alex. He died in a car accident. My wife and I couldn’t do anything through she is a doctor. 17 years and 17 dollars in your pockets if this is not a sign from above then what is?
His wife gave the elderly woman her business card and promised to help with her daughter’s treatment.
When the waiter brought out the lemon cake for the lady a grateful smile appeared on her face. She thanked the military couple and headed for the exit.
There was deathly silence in the restaurant as no one felt like giggling anymore.