Saturday, September 18, 2010

  Bill Gates organized an enormous session to recruit a new Chairman for 
Microsoft Europe. 

5000 candidates assembled in a large room. 

One candidate was Sompala Pathirana a Sinhalese living in USA. 
Bill Gates thanked all the candidates for coming and asking those who 
do not know JAVA programming to leave. 

2000 people leave the room. 

Soma says 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 never had experience of managing 
more than 100 people to leave. 

2000 people leave the room. 

Soma says to himself ' I never managed anybody by myself but I have 
nothing to lose if I stay. What can happen to me?' So he stays. 
Then Bill Gates asked candidates who do not have management diplomas to leave. 

500 people leave the room. Soma says to himself, 'I left school at 15 
but what have I got to lose?' 

So he stays in the room. 
Lastly, Bill Gates asked the candidates who do not speak Serbo - Croat to leave. 

498 people leave the room. 

Soma says to himself, ' I do not speak one word of Serbo - Croat but 
what do I have to lose?' 

So he stays and finds himself with one other candidate. 

Everyone else has gone. 

Bill Gates joined them and said 

'Apparently you are the only two candidates who have all the required 
qualifications & experience I am looking for 

and speak Serbo - Croat, so I'd now like to hear you have a 
conversation together in that language.' 
and...... 
calmly, Soma turns to the other candidate and says ` Kohomada Machang? 
The other candidate answers ' Ammata siri .......... umbath Lankavenda?'



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