One day my dad came home from work really tired. I didn’t know he was tired so I asked him if he can help me train. He told me he was tired and that he didn’t want to train me. I insisted for him to help me but then I remembered something. His work it is very difficult.
That reminded me of the time when I went to work with him. He woke me up bright and early. Well it wasn’t bright but it was early. He woke me up at 4:30, he told me and I quote, “You’re going to come and work with me today.” When I was getting ready I saw him doing his homework for work, he hadn’t finished it the day before. We drove to his work, it was 10 minutes away. We got to his work and started working in cement; we had to put rocks at the bottom to make the base of the sidewalk. There were a lot of rocks and we had to fix them with shovels.
I got tired after the first two hours, but I kept going nut I couldn’t take that much work. I saw my dad working is hardest to get the job done. He was working harder than anyone else. He was sweating, his back was in pain but he kept going. He was the manager and didn’t have to work at all.
I asked him “Why do you have to work so hard when you’re the manager?” He said,” I don’t want to get the money without doing any work plus I don’t deserve it if I don’t work.” He was doing his work for extra money and because he wanted to earn it. If it was me I wouldn’t have done any of that. He’s a good person, he’s my Dad.
I learned that my dad gets tired too. Also that he can’t always train me. He had work to do. He also taught me that you have to earn your stuff that you’re not just going to get it without working for it. He taught me a lot of things he influences me in everything.
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