15 July 2008

An Hour with Family

At one time i found a text-file in the computer that was used
together. The file contents was as follows :
A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find
his 5-year-old son which 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, and
why do you ask such a thing?" (daddy said with angrily).
Son : "I just want to know. Please tell me,
how much do you make for an hour?"
Daddy : "I make Rs. 500 an hour"
Son : "Oh" (the little boy replied, with his head down)
Daddy : "Looking up"
Son : "Dad, may I please borrow Rs. 300?"

The father was furious, and said :
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 behaviour.

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.
The man sat down and started getting even angrier
about the little boy's questions. He mumble :
"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. He really didn't ask for money very often!"
The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened it.
"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, then
looked up at his father.
Daddy : "Why do you want money if you already had some?"
Son : "Because I didn't have enough, but now I do"
"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 "go" someday, 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 !
Did you know what's the full word of FAMILY?
FAMILY = Father And Mother I Love You.

After finishing read that file, without being realised...
my tear goes down. This was actually experienced by me.


  1. As a father of an Adult young lady and a teen age son I can relate to this post...

  2. Oh my Gosh, that was a touching post.. Hope you don't mind but I am going to grab and post this on my blog..

    Thanks for sharing..


  3. oh this is the most touching I've ever read.Can I post this in my blog too? or in my friendster account?I will linked it back to you.I will do this after your permission.Thank you vey much!

  4. To : Gina & Chubskulit-rose.
    I pleased you to re-post (grab) this article, as long as linked back to me and not change its content. May the feeling of family's love will be spread to everyone. Especially on the era where love began to fade caused by individualism.

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