A Child’s Dilemma

A student was sharing with me how his weekend went. He said he finally talked his dad into letting him help with the car repair. His dad was an amateur mechanic who enjoyed all the tools and success he had working on his own car. He fiddled with it every weekend.
So this fine sunny afternoon he decided that yes, his son could finally help him today. No, he would not be in the way. He would be a lot of help. And if it worked out well, he’d let his son help him every time he worked on the car. So the boy had a lot of hopes pinned on this one chance to impress his father.
His dad was under the car working and sweating and trying to dislodge something that appeared to be stuck. He called to his young son to go get a certain tool he needed. It was on the workbench. The boy went over to the workbench and saw a pile of tools lying on it. He had no idea which tool was the right one, but he knew his dad had no patience when it came to explaining things. So the boy grabbed up the first thing he’d noticed that might be what his dad wanted and ran over to the car with it. As he handed it under the car to his dad, he was relieved to hear him say . . . “Thanks, son”, as he took it. His relief was short lived, however, when his dad added, “Now go bring me the piece that goes with it.”


About msplayful

I am someone who finds life humorous and often share my views with friends and co-workers. Since I've been told I should be a stand-up comedian, I thought I'd see how well I could do at writing funny things that happen, or that happen in my head.
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