Evening Dinner with a Father

Vintage Dilbert March 11, 2011

Vintage Dilbert
March 11, 2011

A son took his old father to a restaurant for an evening dinner.  Father being very old and weak, while eating, dropped food on his shirt and trousers.  Other diners watched him in disgust while his son was calm.

After he finished eating, his son who was not at all embarrassed, quietly took him to the wash room, wiped the food particles, removed the stains, combed his hair and fitted his spectacles firmly.  When they came out, the entire restaurant was watching them in dead silence, not able to grasp how someone could embarrass themselves publicly like that.  The son settled the bill and started walking out with his father.

At that time, an old man amongst the diners called out to the son and asked him, “Don’t you think you have left something behind?”.

The son replied, “No sir, I haven’t”.

The old man retorted, “Yes, you have!  You left a lesson for every son and hope for every father”.

The restaurant went silent.

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Author: Amir A Kader
  1. Eileen said:

    I just spent two weeks in a convalescent home for therapy for a badly shattered shoulder.
    After a few days I felt good enough at eating with my left hand to eat lunch in the dining room.
    Being there temporarily, I had just brought exercise clothes.The others were all dressed quite elegantly with
    matching jewelry. I felt a bit shabby until a helper put baby blue terry cloth bibs on all of us. Somehow bibs are a great equalizer!
    I have wondered often why God allows old age to be so humbling. Having some pride seems a virtue of sorts. But now I think that is what old age is about. Recognizing that we are all equal in God’s eyes and loved just as we are without one plea or status symbol.
    We leave the world the way we came into it: naked, helpless, equal, of infinite value, and loved by God because of whom God is, not whom we are.

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  2. Another fantastic account. Thanks for sharing. I hope we all treat our parents with so much respect and not disgust. When we were embarrassing and unworthy of praise, they put up with our poor habits and only taught us better, When it is time to give back the same endearing treatment,we often fail to remember what they did for us! I will, after reading this post, take the time out to tell my parents how much I love them and remember to respect their inabilities when they get there… 🙂

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  3. Mana said:

    The author is Amir A Kader. The Story is really heart touching.

    Liked by 1 person

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