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Thread: A little something to make us think (PLEASE READ)!

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    Default A little something to make us think (PLEASE READ)!

    Nicked this from another site as it is quite touching.

    Please take a few minutes of your time to read this, dont look at it and think it's too long....it is not a joke, I promise you!!

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    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 it is?' 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 £15 an hour.'

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

    SON: 'Daddy, may I please borrow £5?'

    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 don't work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.'

    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 £5 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 £5 you asked for.'

    The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you daddy!' he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out a crumpled up bill and coins.

    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 £15 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.

    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 £15 worth of your time with someone you love.

    If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours.

    But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.


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    Bye bye Vec B
    - Hello Siggy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaux-Man-G View Post
    If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours.

    But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.
    So true

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    Very true... makes you think

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    Very nice that is mate does make you think thou

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    So unbelievably true - some people just don't get this, but there ARE things more important in this life than work.

    I have only recently become a dad and it has made me have a whole new outlook on things, and rightly so when I have this little dude to come home to....


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    What an amazing story,thanks for sharing that m8,being a working parent i know how precious time is with your child.

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    So true, Someone I knew passed away suddenly a few years ago.
    His children did not even get to say good bye!!
    He spent all his life working hard!

    It is hard as we all need to work.
    But my Kids always come first, love them to bits

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    lol

    Remember the huge slogan on the M40 south... painted in huge 7 foot lettering on the farmers fence about 200 yards long...

    "Why do we do this every day ?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_BlackSRi View Post
    So unbelievably true - some people just don't get this, but there ARE things more important in this life than work.
    100% agree with you there Dan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_BlackSRi View Post
    I have only recently become a dad and it has made me have a whole new outlook on things, and rightly so when I have this little dude to come home to....
    I am in the same situ as you mate, I have a 4 month old and going home to him is the best thing in the world! come 5:30 im out of here!

    That story just make you think .... !


    Bye bye Vec B
    - Hello Siggy!

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    Seen this before on several forums but that is the exact reason why I've been breaking off the decorating every day this week and picking up the little fella from school.

    It's an hour round trip, but to see his face light up when he sees me at the gate is worth every second.

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