I started out with absolutely nothing and surprisingly, I still have most of it left.
A young businessman had just began his own venture. He had started a new firm and felt very confident about it. He decided to rent a good looking office in the centre of the city too, but he also had it properly decorated with some expensive antiques. Sitting there and admiring his work, he saw a man preparing to step into the office.
Wanting to appear a busy and active businessman, he picked up the phone and started to talk to an imaginary partner, pretending he had a very important deal going on.
He mentioned some big numbers, made a few commitments and guaranteed for a top notch collaboration. A couple of minutes later, he hung up and started discussing with his guest.
– How can I help you?
– I have come to activate the phone lines.