Father: Son, that was a nice speech you gave in the school.
Son: Thank you.
Father: You have good oratory skills. You can move and inspire the audience.
Son: Yes. My teacher told me that.
Father: So what have you thought about your career plans.
Son: I want to become an engineer.
Father: Wow. Now may I offer you a suggestion.
Father:Why don't you try becoming a lawyer?
Son: No I don't like arguing.
Father: OK. Good to know you didn't get that one quality from your mother.
Son: I want to become an engineer. Daddy.
Father: But then you would have to go to India or China.
Son: I want to visit places.
Father: Would you want to leave your dad alone in old age.
Son: No Daddy.
Father: So STOP talking about being an engineer.
Father: What about Financial planner? Wall Street Broker? You wear glasses and have a good manners. People will trust you with their money.
Son: I am not interested in Finances, Accounts..
Father: Don't worry I will be your assistant. Together we will MANAGE people's finances.
Son: No. I don't like that. Can I become a doctor?
Father: Son by the time you start earning I will be dead. Don't you want to send your dad and mom on grand vacations?
Son: Yes, Daddy.
Father: So , doctor is ruled out.
Son: You tell me . What should I do? Business.
Father: No son, you are in a public school , so you don't have friends whose parents are venture capitalists. Remember , we should never do business with own finances.
Son: OK! But why?
Father: Would you invite your best friend to a date which you have with your girlfriend?
Father: Would you call him up and perhaps stay at his place if ever your girlfriend dumps you?
Father: So as you share your sadness with your friends but keep the happiness for yourself, similarly people should share your losses and you should keep all the profit. That makes you a good business man.
Son: Wow , why didn't you become a businessman?
Father: I didn't become anything because I got married son.
Son: So, what should I become?
Father: A politician. You have all the skills son.
Son: Looks good. I can help people.
Father: Yes once you are done helping your parents. Remember , son , "Charity begins at home".
Son: Ok. But my classmates don't listen to me much.
Father: Start moving out with Ryan.
Son: He is a bully.
Father: But he is nice to you.
Son: Because he needs me for the exam preparation.
Father: Exactly he has the force and you have every other thing. Till you get a partner better than Ryan, move with him.
Son: What if he doesn't leave me?
Father: I will get him expelled.Remember you want to help fellow students , so doing this is necessary and this will give you the practice to be a senator one day.
Son: OK. Daddy , I will become a politician.
Father: Now go and play.
Father (turns to the mother): Honey , I think we can go for the house you saw and which has a huge mortgage. I think our son will pay it off.
Mother: Why do you think so?
Father: You should a take a keen interest in your child's career instead of washing dishes. It helps.