Thursday, July 20, 2006
A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door
"Daddy, may I ask you a question?"
"Yes sure, what is it?" replied the man
"Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"
"that's none of your business, why do you asksuch a thing?" the man said angrily.
"I just want to know, please tell me, how much do you make an hour?" pleaded the little boy.
"if you must know, I make $20 an hour"
"Oh," the little boy replied, with his head down,looking up, he said,"dad, may I please borrow $10?"
The father was furious,"if the only reason you asked that is so you canborrow some money to buy a silly toy or someother nonsense, then you march yourself straightto your room and go to bed, think about why youare being so selfish.""I work long hard hours everyday and don't havetime for such this childish behavior."The little boy quietly went to his room and shut thedoor.The man sat down and started to get even angrierabout the little boy's questions.How dare he ask such questions only to get somemoney?
After about an hour or so, the had calmed down,and started to think hey may have been a littlehard on his son.Maybe there was something he really needed tobuy with that $10 and he really didn't ask formoney very often.The man went to the door of the little boy's roomand opened the door.
"are you asleep, son?" he asked.
"no daddy, I'm awake" replied the boy.
"I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on youearlier," said the man."It's been a long day and I took out my aggravationon you. Here's the $10 you asked for.
"The little boy sat straight up, smiling. "Oh, thankyou daddy!" he yelled.Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out somecrumpled up bills.The man, seeing that the boy already had money,started to get angry again.The little boy slowly counted out his money, thenlooked up at his father.
"Why do you want more money if you already havesome?" the father grumble.
"because I didn't have enough, but now I do," thelittle boy replied."daddy, I have $20 now, can I buy an hour of yourtime? Please come home early tomorrow, I wouldlike to have dinner with you."
Share this story with someone you like.....but evenbetter, share $20 worth of time with someone youlove.Its just a short reminder to all of you working sohard in life.We should not let time slip through our fingerswithout having spent some time with those whoreally matter to us, those close to our hearts...
p/s:heard of this story long ago but forgot already,very inspired!(dedicated especially to friends yg bz/buat-buat bz/terbz tak sengaja..haha enjoy)