Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM.

When your 16 year-old son has an opportunity to get paid to work (and hopefully not cause any damage), you encourage him.  You tell him to say “Yes Ma’am,”  “Yes Sir,”  “No Ma’am” and “No Sir.”

You tell him to do twice as much as anyone else and not to stop until either the job is finished or the person paying you tells you to stop.

At least that is what I said and what my Daddy said to me.

Early on this Saturday morning while driving my son to the location where they needed him to do a lot of grunt work, I asked him if he had money for lunch.  He of course said that he didn’t.  Neither did I.

So I decided to stop by an ATM that was on the way.  I was enjoying the time with my son and we had left in plenty of time so as not to be late.

The ATM was a drive up model where you can just stay in your car and push the buttons and get your money.

When we drove up, I noticed a message on the ATM screen.  It said, “Would you like more time?”  There were two choices available, “Yes” or “No.”

1 2 3 4 5

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top