Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Story: Pride of a Father

Four friends, who hadn’t seen each other in 30 years, were reunited at a pub. After several drinks, one of them had to go to the rest room.

The three who remained talked about their kids.

The first guy said, “My son is my pride and joy. He started working at a successful company at the bottom of the barrel. He studied Economics and Business Administration and soon began to climb the corporate ladder and now he’s the president of the company. He became so rich that he gave his best friend a top of the line Mercedes for his birthday.”

The second guy said, “Damn, that’s terrific! My son is also my pride and joy. He started working for a big airline. He then went to flight school to become a pilot. Eventually he became a partner in the company, where he owns the majority of its assets. He’s so rich that he gave his best friend a brand new jet for his birthday.”

The third man said: “Well, that’s terrific! My son studied in the best universities and became an engineer. Then he started his own construction company and is now a multimillionaire. He also gave away something very nice and expensive to his best friend for his birthday: A 30,000 square foot mansion.”

The three friends were congratulating each other just as the fourth returned from the rest-room and asked: “What are all the congratulations for?”

One of the three said: “We were talking about the pride we feel for the successes of our sons….What about your son?”

The fourth man replied: “My son is gay and makes a living dancing as a stripper at a nightclub.”

The three friends said: “What a shame… what a disappointment.”

The fourth man replied: “No, I’m not ashamed. He’s my son and I love him. And he’s lucky, too. His birthday just passed the other day and he received a beautiful 30,000 square foot mansion, a brand new jet and a top of the line Mercedes from his three boyfriends.”

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Story from: Desiderata YL Chong

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5 comments:

La Cha Mau said...

Some people only receive amongst others a Toyota Alphard MPV for theie birthday ...but there's no pride at all cos' soon there will be a fall.

samson said...

Why did the fathers feel so proud when neither sons gave them anything?

Anonymous said...

TBH’s family better put some security at his grave site…..The Body Snatchers might have been summoned….A trained team of elite goons(JAIS,JAIP,JAIJ…etc)….like the many cases that have happened…..
The Body Snatchers..The Sequel…coming soon to a theater near YOU…..

Moo said...

Looks like some people have their brains between their balls.

Anonymous said...

Ha2 it teaches us not to underestimate another person's worth!