Amazing story

Daddy, I have $100. Can I buy an hour of your time? Amazing Story

by Peter Barnes

SON: ‚ÄúDaddy, may I ask you a question?‚ÄĚ

DAD: ‚ÄúYeah sure, what is it?‚ÄĚ

SON: ‚ÄúDaddy, how much do you make an hour?‚ÄĚ

DAD: ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?‚ÄĚ

SON: ‚ÄúI just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?‚ÄĚ

DAD: ‚ÄúIf you must know, I make $100 an hour.‚ÄĚ

SON: “Oh! (With his head down).

SON: ‚ÄúDaddy, may I please borrow $50?‚ÄĚThe Father was furious.

DAD: ‚ÄúIf the only 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 childish behavior.‚ÄĚThe 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‚Äôs 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: ‚ÄėMaybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $50 and he really didn‚Äôt ask for money very often.‚ÄôThe Man went to the door of the Little Boy‚Äôs room and opened the door.

DAD: ‚ÄúAre you asleep, Son?‚ÄĚ

SON: ‚ÄúNo Daddy, I‚Äôm awake‚ÄĚ.

DAD: ‚ÄúI‚Äôve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier. It‚Äôs been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here‚Äôs the $50 you asked for.‚ÄĚThe Little Boy sat straight up, smiling.

SON: ‚ÄúOh, thank you Daddy!‚ÄĚThen, reaching 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 out his money, and then looked up at his Father.

DAD: ‚ÄúWhy do you want more money if you already have some?‚ÄĚ

SON: ‚ÄúBecause I didn‚Äôt have enough, but now I do. Daddy, I have $100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.‚ÄĚ

The Father was crushed. He put his arms around his Little Son, and he begged for his forgiveness.

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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. Do remember to share that $100 worth of your time with someone you love? If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for would replace us in a matter of days. But the family and 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. Some things are more important.


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