Don’t you have any friend?
Mr. Richard retired after a long, meritorious and successful service in an organization.
He was a hard working dedicated professional who took his work seriously and his organization.
He won many performance and achievement awards.
The day after retirement.
He got up as usual.
Then he remembered he has retired and he need not go to work.
He went through the news paper along with his cup of tea.
He finished the paper quickly.
He glanced around.
He decided. He is going to help his family!
He entered the kitchen.
His wife was cooking.
He started checking out - the milk, rations and other provisions.
He started asking questions - Why? What, How, Where and When?
His wife got irritated.
She said, “What do you know? Do you know the price of vegetables or milk?
I have been running the kitchen for the last thirty years.
Were you ever bothered?
Please allow me to do my work!
He was shown the door.
Then he remembered his kids. He decided to check out on his kids.
He entered the kid’s room.
What are you doing?
Why are not studying?
Show me your academic report cards!
His kids said, ‘Papa - What are you asking?”
Don’t you remember we have finished our college studies?
We are searching for jobs.
He came out and sat on his chair.
He was working so hard day and night. So many things have happened and changed.
He was so engrossed in his work and career he never knew how and when his kids have grown up. Home had changed!
His wife called out from the kitchen
“Don’t you have a friend?
Mr. Richard was sitting in the park.
Alone! This was his regular activity now.