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    > >The Tomatoe Company
    > >
    > >
    > > An unemployed man is desperate to support his family of a wife and
    > > three kids. He applies for a janitor's job at a large firm and
    > > passes an aptitude test.
    > >
    > > The human resources manager tells him, "You will be hired at minimum
    > > wage of $5.15 an hour. Let me have your e-mail address so that we
    > > get you in the loop. Our system will automatically e-mail you all
    > > forms and advise you when to start and where to report on your first
    > > day."
    > >
    > > Taken back, the man protests that he is poor and has neither a
    > > computer nor an e-mail address. To this the manager replies, "You
    > > understand that to a company like ours that means that you virtually
    > > do not exist. Without an e-mail address you can hardly expect to be
    > > employed by a high-tech firm. Good day."
    > >
    > > Stunned, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and having $10 in
    > > his wallet, he walks past a farmers' market and sees a stand selling
    > > 25lb crates of beautiful red tomatoes. He buys a crate, carries it
    > > a busy corner and displays the tomatoes. In less than 2 hours he
    > > all the tomatoes and makes 100% profit. Repeating the process
    > > times more that day, he ends up with almost $100 and arrives home
    > > night with several bags of groceries for his family.
    > >
    > > During the night he decides to repeat the tomato business the next
    > > day. By the end of the week he is getting up early every day and
    > > working into the night. He multiplies his profits quickly. Early in
    > > the second week he acquires a cart to transport several boxes of
    > > tomatoes at a time, but before a month is up he sells the cart to
    > > a broken-down pickup truck.
    > >
    > > At the end of a year he owns three old trucks. His two sons have
    > > their neighborhood gangs to help him with the tomato business, his
    > > wife is buying the tomatoes, and his daughter is taking night
    > > at the community college so she can keep books for him.
    > >
    > > By the end of the second year he has a dozen very nice used trucks
    > > employs fifteen previously unemployed people, all selling tomatoes.
    > > continues to work hard. Time passes and at the end of the fifth year
    > > he owns a fleet of nice trucks and a warehouse that his wife
    > > supervises, plus two tomato farms that the boys manage. The tomato
    > > company's payroll has put hundreds of homeless and jobless people to
    > > work. His daughter reports that the business grossed just over four
    > > million dollars.
    > >
    > > Planning for the future, he decides to buy some life insurance.
    > > Consulting with an insurance adviser, he picks an insurance plan to
    > > fit his new circumstances. Then the adviser asks him for his e-mail
    > > address in order to send the final documents electronically.
    > >
    > > When the man replies that he doesn't have time to mess with a
    > > and has no e-mail address, the insurance man is stunned, "What, you
    > > don't have e-mail? No computer? No Internet? Just think where you
    > > would be today if you'd had all of that five years ago!"
    > >
    > > "Ha!" snorts the man. "If I'd had e-mail five years ago I would be
    > > sweeping floors at Microsoft and making $5.15 an hour."
    > >
    > > Which brings us to the moral:
    > >
    > > Since you got this story by e-mail, you're probably closer to beinga
    > > janitor than a millionaire.
    > >
    > > Sadly, I received it also

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