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Thursday, July 28, 2005

A True Story

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated,
to find his 5- year old son waiting for him at the door.

"Daddy, may I ask you a question?"
"Yeah sure, what is it?" replied the man.
"Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"

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

"I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do
you make an hour?"
Pleaded the little boy. "If you must know, I make $20 an hour."

"Oh," the little boy replied, with his head down.
Looking up, he said, "Daddy, may I please borrow

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 non sense, 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:

May be there was something he really needed to buy with
that $10 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 $10 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, 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 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 $20 now. Can I buy an hour of your
Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to
have dinner with you."
Share this story with someone you like....
But even better, share $20 worth of time with someone you love.

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 sometime 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 left 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.

TRUE STORY of John Carmody a successful executive


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