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A Short Touching Story‏

Maariya

Maariya

Pakistan

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?"

DAD: "Yeah sure, what is it?" replied the man.

SON: "Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"

DAD: "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?" the man said angrily.

SON: "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?"

DAD: "If you must know, I make 500rs an hour."

SON: "Oh," the little boy replied, with his head down.

SON: "Daddy, may I please borrow 200rs?"
The father was furious, "If 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 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: Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that 50rd and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the 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, 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 200rs you asked for."

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. "Oh, thank you daddy!" He yelled.

Then, 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.

"Why do you want more money if you already have some?" the father grumbled.

"Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied.

"Daddy, I have 500rs now. Can I buy an hour of your time?

Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness..

We never understand how important our time is for our loved ones. They are the real treasure we have. Try to cherish them. Money can never take their place.

02:31 PM Aug 11 2009 |

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nice2cu

nice2cu

India

very nice thanks for share this one

02:42 PM Aug 11 2009 |

future1988

future1988

China

very moving,so lucy I have a very kind father who go back home soon after work

04:00 PM Aug 11 2009 |

zanaz

zanaz

Algeria

 Matrix said: "I wish if I could know what the father's reaction towards his son after that?"

Here is your answer;)

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness..

Thanks for sharing Maariya. It is one of the best stories I have ever read:)

05:31 PM Aug 11 2009 |

abosalahaddine

Algeria

at certain moments of anger we can not control ourselves

but at the end  we know how  folish we were

our  lovers  can not compensated by whatever it is

happy end of the story  gives its flavor to all readers

thank you

06:51 PM Aug 11 2009 |

cupcakes

cupcakes

Malaysia

 

 A very creative child on expressing his longing for parental affection.   Innocentgood!

10:50 PM Aug 13 2009 |

dan_le95

Viet Nam

tks for sharing. its really touching

04:56 AM Mar 27 2012 |