April 24, 2009

The Money In The Well Story

This is my dads favourite life lesson story.

Setting : old Kuwait

There once was a boy from a rich Kuwaiti family. He was lazy and unproductive, Everyday he would take a rupee from his dad and go do something useless.

His dad had finally had enough of him and told him from now on you will go out everyday and earn a rupee. or else he wont let him sleep in the house

So the boy wandered off into the street thinking of how he would make his money. He went over to his grandmothers house and asked her for a rupee. She happily handed him one.

When the boy went back home that night he handed his father the rupee. The father took it from him and said good job then threw the money in the family well.

This happened over a few days. The boy would take money from the grandma, and the father would throw it in the well.

One day the boy went looking for his grandma but he couldn't find her. She was out visiting relatives in a different area and wouldn't be back in time.

So the boy frantically searched the streets for something he can do to earn money.
He found a group of men building a mud house. So he asked them if he could help in exchange for a rupee.

After a long tiring day in the sun, the boy headed back to his house and handed the father his rupee.

As usual the father lifter his hand to throw away the money but the boy caught his fathers hand screaming NO!

I worked really hard for this rupee do not throw it away!

need i explain the point to this story?
posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM


umm nice story , tfathelay w golay el moral miss eshda3wa ,, plz :P

April 24, 2009 at 12:27 AM  

Aish hatha, a classic story! Shdakhal el kuwaity family:P

April 24, 2009 at 12:30 AM  

la la u hve to get it on ur own

hasan.bhaw lazim 3ashan we relate to it !

April 24, 2009 at 12:55 AM  

may i say..genius, i understood from the story that el fils el mat3oob 3leh 6a3ma '3air;p! example:when it comes to floos ahalna,enfasfes bedoon e7sas unlike when blah blah, sa7?;p

April 24, 2009 at 1:04 AM  

yeah salaries are very precious compared to daddy's money

April 24, 2009 at 1:04 AM  

Love it !
Thanks eshda3wa for sharing :)

April 24, 2009 at 1:35 AM  

Love it !
Thanks eshda3wa for sharing :)

April 24, 2009 at 1:35 AM  

ur blog is Blaack!

i got the 'moral' =)
ya3ni a3teber ro7y smart? ;p

April 24, 2009 at 1:52 AM  

Hmmm... I suspect our fathers have been hanging out min warana.

April 24, 2009 at 3:28 AM  

Thanks for sharing! Very nice story!

April 24, 2009 at 6:27 AM  

Thank U 7ayati for sharing:) nice story:)

April 24, 2009 at 7:26 AM  

I thought over the years the well fills up and they open a bank :P

April 24, 2009 at 8:07 AM  

haha i felt this when i worked :p
i knew exactly wt i bought with my money >> not really actully! hehe bs ena i think b4 i buy.. unlike the money ele oboy y36ini >> meskena dad :***

April 24, 2009 at 8:18 AM  

nice story:)

April 24, 2009 at 8:26 AM  

moral of the story...
Its worth it to look into old wells for rupees :-P

April 24, 2009 at 10:20 AM  

Nice :)

April 24, 2009 at 11:14 AM  


April 24, 2009 at 11:41 AM  

LOL!!! eshda3wa I was talking with my sister this morning and she was complaining about her eldest (first grandchild on both sides of the family) doesn't know the value of money! His father has been taking him to the office every weekend and put him to work as a busboy!!! I'm going to write about it on the blog soon ;)I think I will tell him this story for him.

April 24, 2009 at 11:54 AM  

As my father always says:

" Mal 3ammek ma eyhemmek "

April 24, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

nice =)

April 24, 2009 at 2:57 PM  

Very nice old story and very true!

April 24, 2009 at 4:54 PM  

moral of the story, when you work hard for your money, you use it wisely and dont let it just go away.. easy coming easy going ... Right eshda3wa?

April 24, 2009 at 6:25 PM  


April 24, 2009 at 6:55 PM  

fahamt el qamanda;p but it'd be nicer etha watha7telena;p!

April 24, 2009 at 8:09 PM  

Wow ! thats so true, i am so guilty, the amount of food we have wasted while i am here, there was a time when every grain was so precious ...

April 24, 2009 at 9:36 PM  

awesome! really loved it!

April 24, 2009 at 9:46 PM  

thats a nice little story. i dont think i have heard it before ... if its a classic, what is it called?

April 24, 2009 at 10:02 PM  

if you earned your money rightfully, you make more conscience decisions about it. Whereas if you were simply handed money, you wouldn't care how to spend it.

April 25, 2009 at 2:05 AM  

Love it.
I totally see your point!

April 25, 2009 at 1:42 PM  

5osh qe9aa.. i like it ;)
classic mn 9j!

April 25, 2009 at 2:35 PM  

aaaaaaaah !
very wise story !
thanx for sharing man :D

April 25, 2009 at 10:23 PM  

amazing.. a story worth implementing in our life!

April 26, 2009 at 2:12 PM  

Wow! A work of Genius!
thnx for sharing! :)

April 26, 2009 at 2:30 PM  

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