The Old Man And His Defective Cell Phone
This is one of the awesome inspirational stories in English for children. One day, an elderly gentleman took his cell phone to the repair shop. He walked up to the technician, a little frustrated and said, “I have only had this phone for a few months and already it does not receive calls. Please fix it or I would like a new one that works.” Also, read The Wise Old Man.
After review, the technician came back with a good news. “Your phone is working fine, Sir. I tested it several times. It sends and receives calls perfectly. You have nothing to worry about. Is there anything else I can help you with?” asked the technician.
Shocked, sad and confused, the elderly man began to cry. With tears in his eyes, he quietly replied, “Are you sure? Then why are not my children calling me?” The technician was speechless. The elderly man looked up, regained his composure, and asked, “Do you call your parents?” Again, the technician was speechless.
After listening to the elderly gentleman, he began to feel guilty now. With long working hours, raising a family, and tending to all of life’s obligations, he did not call his parents as often as he really should. The technician had tears in his eyes when he thought about his old parents.
“Well, then, you can help me with one thing. Call your parents! Please, don’t get so busy that you let them think you have forgotten them,” said the elderly man. And with that, he turned and walked hopelessly out of the store. You may also like to read, The Old Man And The Three Young Men.