A hilarious story is going viral this week about a man who was rejected for a janitorial job and had the perfect response to the situation years later.

An unemployed man desperately needed a job so that he could support his family, so he applied for a janitorial position at a large company and easily passed the aptitude test. The human resources manager for the company told the man, “You will be hired at a minimum wage of $5.05 an hour.

Let me know your e-mail address so that we can get you in the loop. Our system will automatically e-mail you all the forms, and advise you when to start and where to report on your first day.”

The man pointed out that he did not have an email address because he is too poor to own a computer, so the annoyed manager told him, “Surely you must realize that to a company like ours, not having an e-mail address means that you virtually cease to exist. Without e-mail you can hardly expect to be employed by a hi-tech firm. Good day.”

Surprised and dismayed by this reaction, the man left dejected. With just $10 in his wallet, the man then walked past a market wholesaler and noticed a trader selling 25lb crates of beautiful red tomatoes.

He decided to buy a crate and start selling the tomatoes, and less than two hours later, he had sold all of them and made a 100 per cent profit. After repeating this process a few more times, the man ended up with $100 and proceeded to arrive home with bags of groceries for his family.

The man continued to do this the next few days, and by the second week, he had bought a cart. Two weeks later, he bought a broken-down pickup truck, but by the end of the year, his burgeoning business had three trucks!

His son helped him with the business while his wife bought the tomatoes and his daughter took accounting classes to run the business side of things.

Five years later, the man owned a fleet of trucks and warehouses as well as two tomato farms. The business had grossed one million dollars by that point, so the man decided to buy some life insurance and, with the help of an insurance adviser, he picked a plan that suited his newfound wealth.

The insurance advisor then asked him for an email address so that he could send him the final documents electronically. The man explained that he did not like computers and had no email address, which took the advisor by surprise.

“What? No computer? No Internet? No e-mail?” the advisor said. “Just think where you would be today if you’d had all of that five years ago!”

“Ha!” snorted the man. “If I’d had e-mail five years ago, I would be sweeping floors at a multinational computer company and making $5.05 an hour.”

LOL! How perfect is that?!

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