do you work hard ???

August 3, 2008 6:32am CST
a man came 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? 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: just want to know. please tell me, how much you make an hour? dad: if you must know, i make rs.100 an hour. son: oh, son: daddy, may i please borrow rs.50? the father was furious.."if the 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 dare he ask such questions only to get some money? about after an hour or so, the man had calmed, 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 sleep, 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, reached under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. the man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. the little boy slowly counted, 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." the father was crushed. he put his arms around his little son, and begged for his forgiveness. It's just a reminder to all of you working 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. do remember to share that rs.100 worth of your time with someone you love. if we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. but the family and friends we have 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.
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@union6 (326)
3 Aug 08
thats a briliant story, thanks for sharing it with us. lol o how i wonder how much the boss that the dad works for gets per hour and how much time he spends with his family. I bet he gets double what the dad gets and spends double the time with his family.