I usually can’t stand forwards and I don’t even know if this is one but it was so funny I just had to share it.
Bill Gates organized an enormous session to recruit a new Chairman for Microsoft Europe. 5000 candidates assembled in a large room. One candidate was Mayombwe a Ugandan living in USA. Bill Gates thanked all the candidates for coming and asked those who do not know JAVA programming to leave, 2000 people left.
Mayombwe said to himself, “I do not know JAVA but I have nothing to lose if I stay. I’ll give it a try.”
Bill Gates asked the candidates who didn’t have experience managing more than 100 people to leave. 2000 people left.
Mayombwe said to himself, “I never managed anybody by myself but I have nothing to lose if I stay. What can happen to me?”
Then Bill Gates asked candidates who didn’t have a minimum Diploma in Business Management to leave. 500 people left the room.
Mayombwe said to himself, “I left school at 15 after Grade 7 but what have I got to lose?” and stayed the room.
Lastly, Bill Gates asked the candidates who do not speak Serb-Croat to leave. 498 people left the room.
Mayombwe said to himself, “I do not speak one word of Serb-Croat but what do I have to lose?” and found he and one other candidate were left in the room.
Bill Gates joined them and said, “Apparently you are the only two candidates who have all the required qualifications and experience I am looking for and speak Serb-Croat, so I’d now like to hear you have a conversation in that language.
Calmly, Mayombwe turned to the other candidate and in a hoarse voice said, “Ogamba ki musajja?”
The other candidate answered softly but clearly, “Mwana, tuli wano tuyiiya. Ensi nzibu, abaana balina okusoma…”