A boy asked his father, "How much do you earn in an hour?"
The father got mad and answered roughly, "Don't bother me." He was tired and irritable after a tough day at work, but the boy insisted. "Please, how much do you earn?"
The father said in a bad tone of voice, "six pounds."
Then his son asked, "Father can you loan me three pounds?"
The father said to him in an angry tone, "I told you not to bother me, shut up and go to your room!"
At bedtime the father was more calm and felt bad about the way he had treated his son. He went upstairs to his son's room and asked, "Are you asleep?" He gave to the boy the three pounds that he had asked for.
The boy thanked his father, put his hand under his pillow, pulled out three pound coins, and said, "I have six pounds father, could I buy one hour of your time?"