Sunday, June 16, 2019


“Dad! I need some money. Need for my....”

The son in schooling asked swallowing a few words in between..

  • “Pass your schooling with Good Rank first. Till then I'll only buy you what you want!”
Said the dad with all firmness.. Soon the son was into his college..

“Dad! Can I have my money now? All my friends carry their own....”

He was demanding a little more..
  • “You should finish your Degree first before asking any money so easily. Take this for this month and let me see where it goes!”
Was the dad's answer.. Soon the son completed his Degree and got into his job..

“Dad! This is my first salary! Wanted to give to your hand first!”

Were his emotional words..
  • “Keep sufficient monies for your personal needs and give me only the balance every month. I'll save it for you!”
Said the dad.. Years rolled by..

“I need some monies for investing and if I use mine, I would be left with nothing!”

The son was murmuring..
  • “Monies are precious and monies are never in excess. Don't ask me anything now!”
Was the dad's reply for that.. Some more years passed..

“Want to do a planned investment but can't meet all those extra expenses without a support. I need my own savings for exigencies. If you don’t support, how can I ever grow in my life?”

Was the son's demand at that point of time..
  • "--------"
Was the dad's 'NIL' answer to that.. A few months passed..

“OK! Don’t want your monies. I've my own investment plans. Straight away going for sizable loan. And I'll repay that with the growth expected in my job!”

Were the son’s words then..
  • “No problem and take this one time check from me as a support. At this stage I can venture this much alone into your investment..
  • As planned, for the balance go for a loan but remember, the loan giver checks you ten times before giving the loan and takes installments through tough measures. You should, from now onwards streamline your spending and pay off loan installments in time..
  • But here too don't think that the loan giver gives you the loan simply because you have a handsome salary. I need to sign for you as the Co-borrower!" 

The dad smiled and said.. Many years passed and there was a day, the fully grown and responsible son found some time to chat with his father on some of the issues with him..
  • "I'm confident.. You are the right man here to handle these big money dealings..
  • Still remember.. In this world, the trickster is always smarter than us.. Be callous in financial matters, monies change hands too fast. Being eternally cautious is the only way here in our lives. Good Luck and Best Wishes!”
Said the elderly dad with a feeble smile..

Keyword: FATHER


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Archana.... This learning is continuous in life followed by extra caution at every stage!

  2. Rightly said - " being eternally cautious is the only way here..... "
    Parents monitor us, take care of us through out their lives.. glad the son had not lost his patience too much with his father at the earlier occasion.
    Nice post !

    1. Thanks, Kokila! It's just a story and may not happen in total as is... Just a broad presentation!

  3. WOW...... it's is really life story....... Sir......

    1. Yeah! Partly and may not be in full.... But the General Psychology in respect of money goes thus!

  4. Another great story. Precious advise given by father to his son. I can co-relate this story with one of the similar instance in one of the team in my office. Person 'A' at Assistant Manager level left the team and 'B' who was reporting to 'A' showed his intentions to get promoted for AM role. Head of the department knew- this is not the right time for this promotion because 'B' is not matured yet to deal with matters related to team handling, plus he also had issues related to laid back attitude. Couple of months passed, meanwhile they had to hire a Manager to increase team productivity. During all this time HOD was completely aware of 'B's candidature for AM role. Gradually he started noticing 'B' taking interest in team related matters, became pro-active, responding mails timely and even started helping others. HOD watched this trend for 3-4 months and there was consistent improvement.
    Time was right, he called up 'B' for performance review. Told him why it was procrastinated. 'B' understood and accepted that certain things works really well with time.

    1. Rightly said, Vishal.... In all these areas experiences matters a lot.... If I am a beginner, I sure lack a part of it compared to the man who put in more years of Service than me!