When he arrived, he entered a large, busy office filled with noise and clatter, including the sound of the telegraph in the background.
The young man filled out his form and sat down with the seven other applicants in the waiting area. After a few minutes, the young man stood up, crossed the room to the door of the inner office, and walked right in.
Naturally the other applicants perked up, wondering what was going on.
They assumed that the young man who went into the office made a mistake and would be disqualified.
Within a few minutes, however, the employer escorted the young man out of the office and said to the other applicants,
The other applicants began grumbling to each other, and one spoke up saying,
The employer said,
in Morse Code:
We are so busy living in a world that is full of noise and clatter, like that office.
So, are you listening, or are you waiting to be called?