Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Zeroes

When he told his father the truth – he failed in the second unit test as well – his father took him to a restaurant. Why? He was clueless.

After they placed the order his father took out a pen and placed a paper napkin on the table. The boy watched him write on it.

“What is it?”

“Zero.”

He wrote something beside it and asked, “What is it now?”

“Zero again.”

His father looked at him for a while and then wrote on the napkin again.

“What is it?”

“One.” The boy replied looking intently at the figure on the napkin.

“What does it do to the other two zeroes?”

“It adds value for its one hundred now.”

“Good. The point is, son, never be afraid of the zeroes in life. Even after an innumerable number of zeroes a ONE is always possible which might alter the figure of your life to your liking. The important thing is,” his eyes riveted on the boy, “Keep up the hard work going.”



By: NovoneeL ChakrabortY

14 comments:

Niti said...

nicely put...slightly cliched!!

rimi said...

very nice short sweet story conveying yet another aspect of life gently......well presented!!!!!!!

Bashoree said...

nice story and very intelligent one.

ARINDAM DEY said...

nice one... keep it going bro!

themangoman said...

nice read in morning..

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

Thank you friends :)

Avinash said...

nice gratification!!

quite inspiring to find best out of worst!!

ananya chatterjee said...

inspiring....

Shilpa said...

good one to teach my kids. Thanks Neel.

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

My pleasure :)

lakshmi said...

Wow
Beautifully said
and thanks for stopping by at my blog and reading my poem
have a great day

ANKUR PRAKASH said...

Hi novo dear...good work keep going.....
Slowly and gradually you are becoming a professional writer.....playng with words, playing with thoughts,scribbling emotions, presenting terrific thoughts....Go on, rock the world

n B c said...

thanks bro!!!

Aadya. said...

The best thing about your writing is, you just know how to hit the head of the nail

:)