Can i buy an hour........Please read this

@ArienKing (4647)
India
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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19 responses
@valmiki9 (1171)
• India
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.
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@ArienKing (4647)
• India
4 Dec 06
wow...thats a very good thing, congrats. Our world need people like u...u have to motivate people..as i am doing thru this discussion. Thanks for sharing ur views.
@nanhegujral (4634)
• India
4 Dec 06
Its true we should always have time for our family members because even they have some expectation from us and which we tend to forget in our daily busy shedule.
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
4 Dec 06
thanks for this response...i hope u got my point
• India
4 Dec 06
yep:)
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
4 Dec 06
Thanks again
• China
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 .
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
4 Dec 06
thanks for this response,....good luck
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
28 May 07
thanks again for this response
@blueman (16513)
• India
3 Dec 06
interesting writeup.
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
3 Dec 06
yeah it is...but i hope people get my point that i want to potray from this story..Thanks for the response
• China
4 Dec 06
That story isn't yours right? I mean you didn't write it. I have read nearly the same story somewhere else before. Anyway, it is a good story and has a good moral. All parents should keep it in mind.
@theyaume (197)
• Canada
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?
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
3 Dec 06
thanks...my aim is getting closer to achieve. I think one should always keep this story in mind..Thanks for the response
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
3 Dec 06
The moral of the story is to be known by all of us who are working so hard in life to achive something or the other, but along with it we are losing the precious seconds which we need to spend with our family and close one.
• India
13 Jan 07
Nice story. Eventhough we are earning for our children we should spend time with them. I have read a joke related to this topic. A child asks,"Mum, Every Sunday I see a man in our house.And that is my Dad?!"
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
13 Jan 07
Thanks for sharing your views....have a great day
• India
4 Dec 06
Its a really great story. Thanx for posting here .
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
13 Jan 07
Thanks for sharing your views....have a great day
@Jamian (2605)
• Philippines
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. ;(
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
4 Dec 06
thanks for appreciating this story and accepting it. Thanks for the response. remember there are no mistakes in life but lessons...take that in mind.
@neeraj07 (577)
• India
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.
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
4 Dec 06
thanks for appreciating this story and accepting it. Thanks for the response. remember there are no mistakes in life but lessons...take that in mind.
@doctorul (1063)
• Romania
4 Dec 06
Very good! Thanks for remainding me again! Greetings!
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
4 Dec 06
thanks for appreciating this story and accepting it. Thanks for the response
• United States
4 Dec 06
I like that story and that is so true we do put more energy into work and we could be replaced in a matter of minutes actually.
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
4 Dec 06
thanks...i appreciate your response. Take care
@khysnews (743)
• Indonesia
4 Dec 06
I'm not sure ...
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
13 Jan 07
Thanks for sharing your views....have a great day
@khysnews (743)
• Indonesia
4 Dec 06
I'm not sure ...
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
4 Dec 06
nevermind...think and u might get to know about this. thanks for the reply
• India
4 Dec 06
its very important 2 keep ur heart at peace once u start working.
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
4 Dec 06
thanks for accepting this story. It has a moral...thanks for responding as well.
• United States
4 Dec 06
Thank you, this was an excellent story and very very true no matter how hard we try for it not to be. God bless you.
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
4 Dec 06
god bless u too.. thanks for responding to this.
• 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!
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
4 Dec 06
thanks for this response...good luck
@Meljep (1668)
• United States
4 Dec 06
You are right. Kids grow up so fast and if you don't stop to spend time with them, they will be gone before you know it.
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
4 Dec 06
Thanks for appreciating this topic...and for replying as well
@cam3leon (427)
• Romania
3 Dec 06
well ..that s a very nice story ...and its having a great learning point into it ..that all the hardworking ppl be aware off and think more that being with family and show them their love is more then anithyng in this world
@ArienKing (4647)
• India
3 Dec 06
thanks...yeah u r rite. I hope people get my point from this. Thanks for replying
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
2 Jul 07
I am about to cry when I reached to the question "can I buy an hour of your time?" Thanks for sharing this. ~mar