Thursday, 19 February 2009

To our hearts


A man came home  from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year  old son  waiting for him at the door.

SON: "Daddy, may I ask you a question?"
DAD: "Yeah sure, what is it?" replied the  man.
SON: "Daddy, how much do  you make an hour?"
DAD: "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?" the man  said angrily.
SON: "I  just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an  hour?"
DAD: "If you must  know, I make Rs.100 an hour."

"Oh," the little boy replied,  with his head down.Looking up, he said, "Daddy, may I  please borrow Rs.50?"

 


The  father was furious, "If the only reason you asked that is so you can  borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you  march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you  are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish  behavior."

The little boy quietly  went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's  questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some  money?

After about an hour or so, the  man had calmed down, and started to think: Maybe there was something  he really needed to buy with that Rs.50 and he really didn't ask for  money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and  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 you earlier," said the  man.

"It's been a  long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the Rs.50 you  asked for." The little boy sat straight up, smiling. "Oh, thank  you daddy!" He yelled.

Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry  again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up  at his father.

"Why do you want more money if you already have some?" the father  grumbled.

"Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy  replied.

"Daddy, I have Rs.100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have  dinner with you."

Share this story with someone you like....

But even better, share Rs.100 worth of time with someone you love. It's just a  short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let  time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those  who really matter to us, those close !

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