"Most friends are like sticks you throw them away and they stay away. Very few are like boomerangs."
|Son:||So dad sent me money but its not enough to get to jhb. So I was thinking I go to Dbn then from there go to Jhb cause its also cheaper from Dbn to Jhb.
|Mother:||Dad sent u R500 how is it nt enough boy?
|Son:||Ill send you a picture now showing you prices
|Mother:||Yes do send them.wena u r full of stories
|Mother:||Maybe u shud go there Hle I really don't understand that jump
|Son:||No I'm not mommy and it honestly also makes sense to pass there first seeing that its Dads and my sisters birthday this month
|Mother:||No my son u shud come home 1st. wht abt your bday?
|Son:||*picture of prices sent*
|Son:||See mommy the cheapest but being last two values is R599 meaning the one i mentioned is sold out
|Son:||Told you I aint lying
|Mother:||Either way u cnt go to dbn 1st
|Mother:||Book a bus my son and send me the exact cost I will top u up
|Mother:||My son did u c my bbm?
|Son:||One we both know going to dbn from jhb isn't likely but going from dbn to jhb is a def. And if your willing to top up now, what's the diff with topping up when I come to jhb from dbn mommy
|Mother:||Ok boy do what u want to do I'm out of it. U will not talk to me like that. U will tell me what u hv decided on. I wud like u to read your tone above and make sure u never use it again. Do what u want to do.
|Son:||Sorry about that mommy. Ill be going to DBN and after my sisters birthday ill come home.
|Mother:||I don't care actually.
|Mother:||U made it sound like I don't want u 2 b with "your family on your birthday all I wanted was to b with u on yours
|Mother:||I really don't care when u come back I will c u whenever u decide to. I tell your dad all sorts of stories for him to send u money afta he said he didn't hv and when he does that bites me??
|Mother:||Maybe if u stay with them for the rest of the holidays they will give u to go back. Let me not be jeolous that u hv a family that hv bdays this month
The friends we make the people we meet
"What makes you think you know what’s good for me? Have you ever walked in my shoes? Stepped in my footsteps? Seen what I’ve seen or felt what I’ve felt? I have 2 decades experience in the business of living MY life…and you have zilch. Let me decide what I need. You can miss me with all that."
Do you live this life.
SON: “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”
DAD: “Yeah sure, what is it?”
SON: “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”
DAD: “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?”
SON: “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?”
DAD: “If you must know, I make $100 an hour.”
SON: “Oh! (With his head down).
SON: “Daddy, may I please borrow $50?”
The father was furious.
DAD: “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 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.
DAD: “Are you asleep, son?”
SON: “No daddy, I’m awake”.
DAD: “I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier. It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the $50 you asked for.”
The little boy sat straight up, smiling.
SON: “Oh, thank you daddy!”
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.
DAD: “Why do you want more money if you already have some?”
SON: “Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do.
“Daddy, I have $100 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 $100 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 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.
Some things are more important.
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