Can i buy an hour of you time?


A man came home late from work. He was tired and irritated. When he reach home, he found his 5 years old waiting for him at door.

When his son saw him, he asked: Daddy, may i ask you a question?

Father replied: Yeah, sure what it is?

Son asked: Daddy, how much do you make an hour?

Father replied angrily: That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?

Son said: “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?

Father replied: If you must know. I make $30 an hour.

With his head down son replied: Oh! Daddy, may i please borrow $5

Father was furious: If the only reason you asked all this so that you can borrow some money to buy some silly toy or other nonsense then you march yourself straight to you room.

Listening to this, little boy quietly went to his room and shut door.

Few mins later when man calmed down and started to think about conversation with his boy, he thought, “May be there was something he really wanted to buy with that money because he really didn’t ask for money very often.”

Man went to little boy’s room and opened door. He went near boy and asked: Are you asleep, son?

Boy replied: No daddy, I am awake.

Man said: I have been thinking that maybe i was too hard on you earlier. Here’s money you asked for.

Saying this father gave little boy $5 note.

Little boy sat straight up, smiling, he yelled: Oh. Thank you daddy!

Then reaching out under his pillow, he pulled out some cramped up bills. When man saw that boy already had money, he started to get angry.

Little boy slowly counted his money.

Father grumbled: Why you asked for money if you already have some?

Little boy replied: Because i didn’t had enough but now i do.

Then boy giving that money to his father said: Daddy, i have $30. now. Can i buy an hour of you time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.

Father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son and felt sorry for getting angry at him.