Can i buy an hour........Please read this
December 3, 2006 11:46am CST
A man came home from work late, tired & irritated, to find his 5-year- old son waiting for him at the door. Son: "Daddy, may I ask u a question" Daddy: "Yeah sure, what it is?" Son: "Dad, how much do u earn in an hour" Daddy: "That's none of ur business. Why do u ask such a thing? "that man said angrily Son: "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do u earn in an hour? " Daddy: "I make Rs. 500 an hour" Oh", the little boy replied, with his head down.Looking up, he said, Dad, may I please borrow Rs.300?" His father was furious, "if the only reason u asked that is so u can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or other nonsense, then march urself to ur room and go to bed. 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: May be there was something he really needed to buy with that Rs. 300 and he really didn't ask for money very often!" The man went to the door of little boy's room and opened the door. "Are u asleep, son?" He asked. No daddy, I'm awake," replied the boy. I've been thinking, may be I was too hard on u earlier", said the man, It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on u. Here's the Rs.300 u asked for" The little boy sat straight up, smiling "oh ! Thank u dad!" He yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled some crippled up notes. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little ! boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at his father. Why do u want money if u already had some?" the father grumbled. Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied. "Daddy I have Rs. 500 now. Can I buy an hour of ur time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with u" The moral of this story: It's just a short reminder to all of u 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 to our hearts. If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working or could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family and friends
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4 Dec 06
People who keep working like a machine to maintain their family never think of human values.Once i was posted far away from my family and They were suffering on account of my absence. i requested my superiors to see that Iam posted at abetter place where i could be with them. When al my appeals fell into deaf ears I wrote an conditional resignation letter.In that i briefly stated "If Icannot be with my family for whom I am earning this may be acceptedas my resignation" immediately I was posted to abetter station.
4 Dec 06
i have the same feeling.we are often busy in working and forget to enjoy life with your family members and friends . what is the most important thing in our lives,working or money or our family and friends? i think you know from the story and 9.11 .
3 Dec 06
Wow, it is indeed a great story to read. When I was young my father was working sometimes during the weekend. But not often enough to make us miss him though fortunately! In the futute, after I ahve my graduation and after I get my first job, I will certainly spend a lot of time with my future children. And I will keep this story in my mind that's for sure! Have you found it on a website?
4 Dec 06
Im surprised, I've already heard this story, but it was good that u shared this to everyone, this is very inspiring coz a lot of father does'nt have time to their children, always work, work, work and work. I am touched with this story coz it also happens to me. ;(
4 Dec 06
Thanks for raising a very valid po9int. I think this problem is visible in most of the families surrounding us. People are so deeply involved in their office work and other activities that they dont manage to get time out for their families. Which is a really bad thing, and as a side effect of it we see many families facing problems like the kid was facing. So, now people should consider this situation seriously and try and take some time out for their families.
• South Africa
4 Dec 06
Wow thanks for sharing that. I also wasn't expecting that ending. Very beautiful story and a nice way to think of things too. Time is more valuable than we acknowledge - and in the end what really matters is that we spend quality time with the ones we love. Nice story!