The Young Job Applicant

A young man went to seek an important position at a large printing company. He passed the initial interview and was going to meet the director for the final interview. The director saw his resume, it was excellent. And asked,’

“Have you received a scholarship for school?” The boy replied, “No”.
‘It was your father who paid for your studies? ” Yes.’ He replied.
‘Where does your father work? ‘ ‘My father is a Blacksmith’

The Director asked the young man to show him his hands.
The young man showed a pair of hands soft and perfect.
‘Have you ever helped your parents at their job? ‘
‘Never, my parents always wanted me to study and read more books. Besides, he can do the job better than me.

The director said: ‘I have got a request: When you go home today, go and wash the hands of your father and then come see me tomorrow morning.’

The young man felt his chance to get the job was high.

When he returned to his house he asked his father if he would allow him to wash his hands.

His father felt strange, happy, but with mixed feelings and showed his hands to his son. The young man washed his hands, little by little. It was the first time that he noticed his father’s hands were wrinkled and they had so many scars. Some bruises were so painful that his skin shuddered when he touched them.

This was the first time that the young man recognized what it meant for this pair of hands to work every day to be able to pay for his studies. The bruises on the hands were the price that his father payed for his education, his school activities and his future.

After cleaning his father’s hands the young man stood in silence and began to tidy and clean up the workshop. That night, father and son talked for a long time.

The next morning, the young man went to the office of the director.
The Director noticed the tears in the eyes of the young man when He asked him,

‘Can you tell me what you did and what you learned yesterday at your house?’
The boy replied: ‘I washed my father’s hands and when I finished I stayed and cleaned his workshop.’

‘Now I know what it is to appreciate and recognize that without my parents, I would not be who I am today. By helping my father I now realize how difficult and hard it is to do something on my own. I have come to appreciate the importance and the value in helping my family.

The director said, “This is what I look for in my people. I want to hire someone who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the hardship others go through to accomplish things, and a person who realizes that money is not his only goal in life”.

‘You are hired’.

A child that has been coddled, protected and given everything he or she wants, develops a mentality of “I have the right” and will always put himself or herself first, ignoring the efforts of parents, family and friends. If we are this type of protective parent are we really showing love or are we helping to destroy our children?

You can give your child their own room in a big house, good food, a computer, tablet, cell phone, and a big screen TV, but when you’re washing the floor or painting a wall, children need to experience that too.

After eating, have them wash the dishes with their brothers and sisters, let them fold laundry or cook with you, pull weeds or mow the lawn. You are not doing this because you are poor and can’t afford help. You are doing this because you love them and want them to understand certain things about life.

Children need to learn to appreciate the amount of effort it takes to do a job right. They need to experience the difficulties in life that people must overcome to be successful and they must learn about failure to be able to succeed.

Children must also learn how to work and play with others and that they will not always win, but they can always work harder to reach their goals. If they’ve done their best, then they can take pride in all the effort they put forth.

Life is about giving and serving and these qualities are taught in our homes.

What They Said Before The Electtion

  • “He’s been divorced and remarried. He can’t commit to anything.”
  • “He’s dangerously ignorant about international affairs. The Russian leaders will walk all over him.”
  • “He has no filter – doesn’t think before he speaks.”
  • “Until recently, he was a Democrat. He’s not a real Republican. He hasn’t paid his GOP dues.”
  • “He used to be Pro Choice. Now, suddenly he’s Pro Life?”
  • “That can’t be his real hair!”
  • “He’s a loose cannon. No one wants HIS finger on the nuclear button.”
  • “His opponent has the experience and political savvy to be president, he does not.”
  • “He’s just not presidential.”
  • “His temperament disqualifies him from ever being Commander-In-Chief.”
  • “He’s proven himself to be mentally unstable.”
  • “The military will never accept him as Commander-In-Chief. He’s not smart enough.”
  • “The GOP doesn’t want him to be the head of the party. He could never reach across the aisle to get anything done.”
  • “Most Republican voters will just stay home rather than go out and vote for him.”
  • “He’s almost 70 – much too old to be president.”
  • “Evangelicals will never support him.”
  • “He says ‘(Let’s) Make America Great Again’. How dare he say we aren’t still great?!?!”
  • “His intellect is thinner than spit on a slate rock.”
  • “90 percent of Republican state chairmen judge him guilty of ‘simplistic approaches,’ with ‘no depth in federal government administration’ and ‘no experience in foreign affairs.’”
  • “His spontaneity with reporters and voters plays well but also gives him plenty of space to disgorge fantasies and factual errors so prolific and often outrageous that he single-handedly makes the word gaffe a permanent fixture in America’s political vernacular.”
  • “After all his gaffes, he doubles down on them instead of admitting he made a mistake.”
  • “He’s threatening to upend our treaties and relationships with our allies by demanding that they pay for their own defense!”
  • “Because of his gross factual errors, he might take rash action and needlessly lead this country into open warfare!”
  • “He’s racist, xenophobic, and fuels the fires of hatred!”
  • “You shouldn’t take him seriously. He has a penchant for offering simplistic solutions to hideously complex problems and a stubborn insistence that he is always right in every argument.”
  • “The rising turnout of his voters are not loyal Republicans or Democrats and are alienated from both parties because neither takes a sympathetic view toward their issues.”
  • “He wears the disdain he draws from the GOP elites as a badge of honor. Henry Kissinger’s championing the other GOP candidate and attacking him are actually helping him!”
  • “The fact that he could be deemed a serious candidate for president is a shame and embarrassment for the country.”
  • The New Yorker observed that his appeal “has to do not with competence at governing but with the emotion he evokes… [He] lets people get out their anger and frustration, their feeling of being misunderstood and mishandled by those who have run our government, their impatience with taxes and with the poor and the weak, their impulse to deal with the world’s troublemakers by employing the stratagem of a punch in the nose.”
  • “Is he Safe? …he shoots from the hip … he’s over his head … What are his solutions?”
  • “Voters want to follow some authority figure, — a leader who can take charge with authority; return a sense of discipline to our government; and, manifest the willpower needed to get this country back on track — or at least a leader from outside Washington.”

Sound familiar? You’ve heard this all about Donald Trump, right? Try again.

All this was said of Ronald Reagan in 1976 and 1980. Most of it was BY OTHER REPUBLICANS – and Reagan turned out to be one of the greatest presidents of the 20th Century, if not of all time.

So, here is the bottom line…..vote for Trump! And be damned what the media and the liberals say, they are all scared to death of what WILL happen to their ‘elite’ status and the cash flow into their pockets if Hillary loses.