Time is Money
(I was watching a documentary the other night and this story was related by one of the characters in the film. It was so moving that I had to share it with others…)
A man comes home from work tired and cranky.
He’s greeted at the door by his 5 year old son who looks up at him and says, “Daddy, can I ask you a question?”
“Of course you can.” the father replies, “What is it?”
“Daddy, how much money do you make in an hour?”
Puzzled at the question, the father replies, “About 20 dollars an hour, why?”
“Can you give me 10 dollars?” the little boy asks.
The father grows furious and explodes at the little boy, “If you want this money for some stupid toy or some stupid game then you can go straight to your room and close the door, right now!”
The frightened little boy walks into his bedroom and closes the door.
A couple of minutes pass and the father heads towards his son’s bedroom.
He opens the door, steps inside and hands the little boy a 10 dollar bill.
“What do you want the money for anyways?” he asks his son.
The boy takes the bill from his father and then reaches under his pillow and retrieves another 10 dollar bill.
He hands both bills to his father and says, “Daddy, now that I have 20 dollars, can I buy an hour of your time?”