A man came back from work late, tired and nervous, and finds his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.
SON: “Daddy can I ask you something?”
FATHER: “Yes of course, what is it?”
SON: “Daddy, how much do you earn per hour?”
FATHER: “It doesn’t concern you. Why do you ask?”
SON: “I just wanted to know. Please tell me how much do you earn per hour?”
FATHER: “If you must know, I earn 50 dollars per hour:”
“Oh”, replied the boy with his head down…” Daddy, can you please lend me 25 dollars?”
Father was angry. “If the only reason for you to ask me to borrow you 25 dollars is so you can by a toy or some sort of nonsense, then turn around and go to your room and think about being selfish. I do not work all day for such children frivolities!”
Boy quietly went to his room and slammed the door. Father sat and became even more angry because of kid’s question. How dares he to ask such stupid questions just to get money?! After an hour or so, man calmed down and thought that maybe the kid really needed 25 dollars… He rarely asks for money… Man went to his room and opened the door.
“Did you fall asleep?”, he asked.
“No daddy, I am awake”, the son replied.
“I was thinking, maybe I was too harsh on you earlier. I have had a hard day at work and I took it out on you. Here is 25 dollars you asked for.”
The boy straightened smiling. “Oh, daddy thank you!”, he shouted. Then he reached under the pillow and pulled out crumpled up bills.
When he saw that boy already has money, father was angry again. The boy counted his money carefully and looked at his father.
“Why did you ask for money if you already have it?”, the father was upset.
“Because I haven’t had enough, and now I do”, the boy replied. “Daddy, now I have 50 dollars. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please, come home earlier tomorrow. I want to have a dinner with you.”
Father was crashed down. He embraced his son and begged him for forgiveness.
This is just a short reminder for all of you who work hard. We can’t allow time to pass by us without spending some time with people that mean us a lot, that are close to our heart.
Remember to share these 50 dollars with someone you love.
If we die tomorrow, our companies will replace us easily. But our families and friends will miss us until the end of their lives.