Friday, March 12, 2010

A Sweet Deception

Yesterday, a Father was unable to witness his 8 yr old son perform various activities at the school's annual sports day. He was held at work. He felt bad. He also realized that if the son comes to know that his Daddy couldn’t make it, the little boy will be heartbroken.

So, he made a smart plan.

He managed to reach the son’s school just before the day was coming to a close. He intermingled with the crowd, met his wife and updated himself about the little boy’s antics. Later, he met the son and appreciated the little boy’s efforts.

Now, both of them are happy. And the little boy will perhaps always think that his Daddy was with him that day. Some deceptions can be sweet!

7 comments:

Masroor Hasan said...

Its true some times a deception becomes necessary for making life smooth and happy

Bhaskar Khaund said...

Very necessary from time to time !

Anis Khan said...

Sir, may I say, building trust is more important; had the father been honest in explaining the reason why he failed to be on time and expect the son to condone him, the son would learn to own failures and stand gracefully when he fails after having tried sincerely. The father, having accepted his failure, would not want to repeat it and may go extra mile on some other occasion.

meraj said...

Anis,
i get your point but in this particular case the kid is too small to understand the complexities of a working life and how sometimes it takes away your family time.

Anis Khan said...

I see your point too, I have not been in similar situation but I guess, if I ever were, I would say 'Wow, your mama said... and would praise the kid' and he would enjoy the praise and forget to ask 'by the way, when did you arrive?' Emotions are contagious, good emotions only inspire good feelings. :)

junk said...

its only these decptions which differentiate humans from animals, if we were to get rid of them, we couldn't possibly survive a day, and talking about honesty with family is another deception with oneself

Saumya said...

That is so sweet - I am sure the son will learn of it when he is 30, and proudly tell all his friends about how his father made it a point to be involved in his life :)