The Mysterious Midget of Amazon.com
The Mysterious Midget of Amazon.com
Everyone knows that in 1994 Jeff Bezos created the Company Amazon.com and launched the company on the internet in 1995, it was 10 years before Amazon actually started to make a profit, and everyone puts this down to the marketing skills of the before mentioned Jeff Bezos, he was even voted person of the year in 1999 by Time Magazine.
Sheer hard work, marketing skills and persistence are said to be the secret of Jeff's success, especially after the Internet bubble burst in the late 1990's,
But Jeff is hiding an even greater secret that is the true key to the Amazon.com success story.
When the dot com bubble burst, Jeff's life was turned upside down, everything that he had worked so hard to achieve was almost in ruins everything he touched would crumble like sand and run through his fingers.
The Mysterious Midget
The true secret of Jeff's Success
One January Morning in 1994, Jeff wandered down to the basement of his office building in Seattle, Washington, to get a moment of escape from the torture of his daily life, whilst there he thought he saw a figure sitting in the darkened corner watching him, he look again but there was nothing to see, it totally freaked him out, and he went down every day at the same time, just to see if the figure returned, on the fifth day he saw the sitting figure again. this time though the figure did not go away and Jeff slowly and fearfully approached the sitting figure, as he got closer, he realised that the mysterious figure was actually a small man not sitting but standing as tall as his 2 ft 3 inches allowed him, just as Jeff was about to ask him what he was doing here the midget spoke "Jeff I am here to help you" he said.
The Midgets Story
The midget gave Jeff a long spiel about how he had fled from the Amazon jungle five years before, where he had been a powerful medicine man and failed to save the Chief's life when he fell ill. He explained that after the chief died, the tribe wanted to kill him as revenge for not saving their leader.
After detailing his journey how he came to be in America and how he got to be in Seattle, he told Jeff that he saw the Amazon logo on this building and took it as a sign that he was to live there, and that he had been there for five years living in the shadows.
He went on to tell Jeff that since his arrival he had read every single book that had come in to the building in those five years and that he had gained the knowledge from every book that he had read. He then told Jeff to come down to the basement again at midnight, when the moon was full and blue in colour and wearing a purple hat with a red feather protruding from it.
At that the midget disappeared in the blink of an eye.
Full Blue Moon Wearing a Purple Hat With a Protruding Red Feather
Strangely enough that very same night, the full moon was blue and the small cloud formation above the moon did resemble a purple hat with a protruding red feather.
Jeff headed to the basement, and met up with the Mysterious Midget, the midget then informed Jeff that he was going to give him the knowledge, he had learned in the last five years and that this knowledge would be the key to the future success of Amazon.com.
There was a blinding flash of red light and the pain in Jeffs Head was so severe that he passed out.
When he awoke the Midget was still there, he then told Jeff that whenever he needed help, he would always be there in the shadows for him that he would continue to read and gain knowledge and as he gained in knowledge, from this day, Jeff would also gain the knowledge through him.
In the year 2004 after his first encounter with the midget, Amazon posted its first profitable year and that profit has grown and grown every year since then
If you ever see Jeff in the street or in the store or anywhere at all, try not to blink and you may see the mysterious midget by his side.
The Midget Widget
It is said that you can download your own midget widget from Amazon.com, but only at midnight when there is a full blue moon wearing a purple hat with a protruding red feather, so keep an eye on the night sky it just may be the night your life changes forever.
Jeff Bezos was holding the midget but once again the camera is too slow
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