Father Son Conversation

Once day, father was doing some work and his son came and asked, “Daddy, may I ask you a question?” Father said, “Yeah sure, what it is?” So his son asked, “Dad, how much do you make an hour?” Father got bit upset and said, “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?” Son said, “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” So, father told him that “I make Rs. 500 per hour.”

“Oh”, the little boy replied, with his head down. Looking up, he said, “Dad, may I please borrow Rs. 300?” The father furiously said, “if the only reason you asked about my pay is so that 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 every day and do not like 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 a 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.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.

“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”. Father was dumbstruck.

Moral: 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.

Submitted By: Alan, Australia.

August 11th, 2015 at 10:20 am

i love this story

Arusha .N .S
September 12th, 2015 at 10:26 am

I liked this and good job.

Ruben Cabello
September 18th, 2015 at 9:47 am

woooo I super like this story !!!!!

September 20th, 2015 at 3:45 am

What a story . Many less boys are there in the world like this boy in the story. World be more greater with this boy who needs his famil

Rayees ahamed
October 5th, 2015 at 12:51 pm


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ma. rina
October 24th, 2015 at 3:45 am

i do really much appreciate this story, Hoping that many youths out there would be like the man in the story! Such a good story that leads to realization how important time and open communications in our love ones. We should not put our self always facing at work cos there so such monetary equivalent in our time and effort to our love ones.

November 6th, 2015 at 10:09 am

Superb story I loved it

jamila joy cantor
November 10th, 2015 at 6:33 am

nice conversation

Famallee Knowitall
November 25th, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Disgusting and badly thought out cultural BS.

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