Family comes first before work.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by davidmex, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. davidmex

    davidmex Well-Known Troll Troll

    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 $42 an hour."
    SON: "Oh! (With his head down).
    SON: "Daddy, may I please borrow $30?"
    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 $ 30 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 $30 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 $42 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 $42 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


  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  3. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    My father died when I was young, and before that he put all his time into work because ... well, he had to. I'd give anything to buy some of that time back.

    I was going to say "very nice, sir", but that does not do your post justice.
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I see a sick day in that mans future.
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Daddy has to work to pay Mommy that check every month, even thought she lives with her boyfriend for free and had a really great job before she decided she needed to be "free"!
  6. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Men have to do what men have to do. You have to make the most of the time you have. Somedays I wake up and I don't want to be the man but I am and I have to do what I have to do. Nobody knows how to do this thing (being a man and good father) but we are only human and some of us always look for ways to get better with time. For those in this situation don't feel sorry for yourselves just try to make the best decision and don't be so hard on yourself.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Honestly, I would take a sick day and give my son breakfast, lunch, and dinner in that story

    We signed up for this and we have to be better time managers than normal 9-5 employees
    Worked over 11 hours paid yesterday, but I get a lot of vacations and paid days to make it work out for me
  8. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I would say good post, if I haven't seen it all over the internet first

    so way to go your copy and paste skills are good young one
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Does this make what was said any less compelling?
  10. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Yes it does
    Lasted edited by : Jul 10, 2013
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I wish I could figure out how to copy and paste.
  12. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Very powerful and entertaining. I really agree with you although I don't have any kids.

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    And there it is. Patting yourself on the back for your first worthwhile comment or post.
  14. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    davidmex is a known puppet account of Loyal Teamster.

    ​Why are we still feeding the troll?
  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    At least he finally posted something other than troll vomit, even if it wasn't something he wrote himself. Good job, LT. My father worked crazy hours for as long as I can remember, skipped vacations, hardly ever took time off. But I know he did it so we could have the things he never did. Then he died 3 yrs before retirement...I'd pay anything for an extra hour with him.
  16. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Exactly. I'd much rather be the dad that's never home but provided well for the family. Than the one that sits at home every day lives off the government and makes a positive future that much harder for their kids to attain.
  17. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    That's sad. I knew I guy who worked in construction that always wanted to own a house. He worked very hard and saved up enough money until he could buy the house. When he bought the house, he died couple weeks later. He had a son whom he always wanted to go to school and make the best of his life. His son would always lie to him and tell him he needed the money for school, and his dad would always give him it without a hesitation, while his son would use that same money to buy drugs. His son became the owner of the house after his death, now the house is all run down with his gang member friends and graffiti sprayed all over the place. Very sad. His dad is probably rolling in his grave now.
  18. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    me too! it's damned hard to get the paste off the monitor
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Just eat the's delicious lol.
  20. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Uh...... nevermind, but you left yourself wide open. Lol