Friday, October 28, 2005

think over it

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"

Daddy:"Yeah sure, what it is?"

Son:"Dad, how much do you make an hour"

Daddy: "That's none of your business. Why do you ask
such a thing?"

that man said angrily

Son:"I just want to know. Please tell me, how much
do you make 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.

The father was furious, "if the only reason you asked
that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly
toy or other nonsense, then march yourself to your
room and go to bed. Think 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 "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 you asleep, son?" He asked.
"No daddy, I'm awake," replied the boy.

"I've been thinking, may be 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. 300 you asked for"
The little boy sat straight up, smiling "oh thank you
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, and then
looked up at his father.

"Why do you want money if you 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 your
time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to
have dinner with you"

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 to our hearts. If we
die tomorrow, the company that we are working
for 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. An unwise investment indeed!

Take care always and rank ur priorities right

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