Can I borrow RM25?
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A woman came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find her 5-year old son waiting for her at the door.

SON: 'Mummy, may I ask you a question?'

MUM: 'Yeah sure, what it is?' replied the woman.

SON: 'Mummy, how much do you make an hour?'

MUM: 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the woman said angrily.

SON: 'I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?'

MUM: 'If you must know, I make RM 50 an hour.'

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

SON: 'Mummy, may I please borrow RM 25?'

The mother 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 woman 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 woman had calmed down, and started to think:

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that RM 25 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The woman went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.

'Are you asleep, son?' She asked.

'No Mummy, I'm awake,' replied the boy.

'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the woman. 'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the RM 25 you asked for.'

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you Mummy!' he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

The woman 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 mother.

'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the mother grumbled.

'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied.

'Mummy, I have RM 50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.'

The mother was crushed. She put his arms around her little son, and she 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 RM 50 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.

Boleh tak baca nie jer I terus nak nangis? I've been very busy lately sampai kadang terpaksa tinggalkan Qaira.. keluar pagi balik malam.. Sampai I takut Qaira tak kenal mak dia siapa.. huhu.. luckily, bila i balik and Qaira nampak jer muka I, she's smiling.. so, I rasa lega sangat.. To Qaira, mama janji.. bulan nie jer Mama busy sket.. semua untuk Qaira.. lepas nie Mama akan bersama Qaira setiap masa ok.. Huhu.. that's why I was thinking to quit and lebihkan masa with my biz and Qaira.. sbb boleh kerja dr rumah...ishhh

4 comments:

m@Ri@ said...

em tu la kan kak amie..kalau leh kije dr umah kan best..leh concentrate kat baby lebih..hrp maria pn berjaya kerja dr umah atau kerja yg leh buat maria lebihkan masa utk baby..yup thats my dream..tukar kerja..

Queenin Murni said...

adeh.. mu eues got watery too..
sebak ok?? :P

Anita, Mummy Adzryl said...

i wish to be WAHM too... tapi takot boring plak sbb x jmp org kan.. i dah la malas nak baca newspaper eventho online ones.. hihihi. anyway, bestnya kalo u dpt benti keje jaga qaira.. nak jeles boley? hehehe. btw babe.. i penah baca cerita yg ni dulu.. mmg touched kan bila baca.. tp yg i baca tu version "daddy" bukan mummy. heh. well, see u soon! kisses for qaira! :)

faRhaNa said...

kt doakan akak semoga murah rezeki..Amin...dpt keja kt rumah pun syok woo!!!dpt tgk qaira everyday, everytime!!