How much do you make an hour?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5 years 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 $100.00 an hour."
Son: "Oh," the little boy replied, with his head down. Looking up he said," Daddy, may I please borrow $50.00?"

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 $50.00 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 $50.00 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, and then looked up at his father.

"Why do you want the 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 $100.00 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 die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily 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.


The Acts said...


Thanks for all your inspiring posts...

I just noticed your Oct 5 message at our blog.. sorry I didn't reply earlier, most of the comments in our blog are spam, so we use the tag-board. Thanks for dropping by... keep up the great work =D

sincerely, Jean

DOPS said...

oi! me kakalase nako dito, hehehe...

Hi, I have read that article before, too and still never fails to pinch something in my heart, hope that time comes, i will not do as what the father here did to his son...

by the way Jo, how can i send you email? i want to send you also some potential posts, i mean articles, forwarded din lng, hehehe...just want to contribute a little since nakikita kong mas nababagay mga un sa site mo...tyyy

Hope you had a good weekend...


DOPS said...

nga po pla, my email add is



JO said...

hi Jean, thanks for the link... hope to see more of you here.

hi Dops, I already send you an email. thanks in advance for your future contributions.