Thursday, November 27, 2008

You're Fired!

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Have you heard the true story of a teen who went to work in a grocery store after his high-school graduation? A couple of weeks had passed and one evening his dad said, "Son, now lets talk about college."
"Od, Dad, I did't tell you.... I'm not going to go to college."
"You're not going to college? Why?"
"I'm not going to college because I have found my life's work!"
"What do you mean...you found your life's work?"
"You know," he said, "I'm driving the truck there and I love delivering groceries. My boss is happy and I just got a raise! It's really a wonderful work."
"Well, son," his dad replied, "You can do something more challenging than that."
"Wait," the sonreturned, "didn't you told me that life is to be happy?"
"Yes."
"Well," the son said, "I'm really happy and that's what I'm going to do. I'm not going to college!" So the dad was the victim of his own myopia.He knew he had to use another approach.
The dad went to the store and told the manager, "John, you're to fire my son."
"What do you mean, fire your son? I've never had a young employee like him. I just gave him a raise. He shines the truck, even...keeps people very happy. He's a great employee!"
"Well, he is not going to college," said the father, "and if you dont fire him you're going to ruin his life."
The groce had to do something. On friday when the teen came to get his check the grocer said, "Just a minute...you're fired!"
"What'd I do?"
"You're fired!"
"What's wrong?"
"You're fired!"

"Wha...?"
"You're fired!"
This teen got the idea...that he was fired! He came home all dejected. He met his dad and said, "All right, Dad, I'll go to college this fall."

Some thirty years later, after this teen had gone on to become the president of one of the leading universities, he told his aging father, "Dad, I want to thank you for the time you got me fired!"

("Listen, my son, to your fathers instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching." --Proverbs 1:8)