This has been in circulation in the internet for quite awhile. I have received various versions of this account and the one below is from Alex Fernandez of Unilab.
BILL GATE RECRUITS A NEW CHAIRMAN
Bill Gates organized an enormous session to recruit a new Chairman for Microsoft Europe.
5,000 candidates assembled in a large room. One candidate is MARIO DIMACULANGAN.
Bill Gates: Thank you for coming. Those who do not know JAVA may leave. 2,000 people leave the room.
MARIO 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: Candidates who never had experience of managing more than 100 people may leave. 2,000 people leave the room.
Mario 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.
Bill Gates: Candidates who do not have management diplomas may leave. 500 people leave the room.
Mario 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.
Mario 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 speak Serbo – Croat, so I’d now like to hear you have a conversation together in that language.’
Calmly, Mario turns to the other candidate and says: ‘Ano ba yan, pare?’
The other candidate answers: ‘Ewan ko nga ba pare….’