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Attitude and its importance …

Posted by Raj's blog on March 19, 2009

An old man lived alone in a village. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who would have helped him, was in prison.

The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his situation:
Dear Son,
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my potato garden this year. I hate to miss doing the garden, because your mother always loved planting time. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me, if you weren’t in prison.

Shortly, the old man received this telegram: ‘For Heaven’s sake, Dad, don’t dig up the garden!! That’s where I buried the GUNS!!’ At 4 a.m. the next morning, a dozen FBI agents and local police officers showed up and dug up the entire garden without finding any guns.

Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what happened, and asked him what to do next.

His son’s reply was: ‘Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad.. It’s the best I could do for you from here.’



82 Responses to “Attitude and its importance …”

  1. harsh said

    nice story…………

  2. Vicky said

    I’m gonna to tell this story on my English class 😀
    Our teacher told us to prepare a short story and tell to everybody in class…
    It’s a nice story, and it’s easy XD
    Because my English is not very good…
    BTW, I’m from Taiwan 😀

  3. Neil said

    really really really nice story dude 😀

  4. jenny said

    its a nice story that tells the love towards the father from his son!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Amaya said

    This story really touched and the moral of it , thanks .

  6. Rafk said

    After reading this story, i decided to laugh…i read the moral again…NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE, IF YOU DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING, YOU CAN DO IT. I started laughing and laughing, and then fell down laughing. I laughed holding my stomach, beat the ground, i couldn’t stop laughing…wat a komedy story…

  7. khan... said

    it’s very nice story am gonna tell this in my eng. class my teacher asked me 2 prepare a story…………….nice

  8. prasannakumar g said

    really no words to say…………:)

  9. karan said

    fantastic story all must reed it

  10. Pun said

    Nice!! The dude is smart 😀

  11. Juiejuie said

    I super love it!! I wish there are many sons out there who would do the same.. 🙂

  12. Nice Story

  13. Lua said

    A very nice story. I saw another version with the characters being a Muslim Arab old men and his son, and since I’m a Muslim…. XD

  14. wow…………..

  15. mercy muthii said

    it just wonderful do you imagine what clicked in to the young man’s mind, he’s crative he facked the story to help his father go digging. the once holding him in custody did the diggine sooooo sweet i like it.

  16. Spirituality said

    Awww!! this iss so cute 🙂

  17. sumathi said


  18. van said

    interesting! =) unpredictable ending indeed. funny yet touching story. .=)

  19. nice story ♥♥♥

  20. I love it! 🙂 what a loving son he was 🙂

  21. soogun said

    this is great!

  22. soogun said

    greaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeatttt story!

  23. jennifer said

    its nice..

  24. Rens said

    Good story……really heart touching…….!

  25. pranay said


  26. kai said

    I just love this story

  27. Nikhil said

    great story

  28. Joy sharma said

    Great attitude

  29. NIce one

  30. steve Hillary omondi said

    this was fantastic!!

  31. Wow..mr clever guy

  32. ahhh! so sweet and touching… 🙂 i really love it

  33. Brown lanyo said

    Woooooow. The son is wise

  34. Sean F said

    Haha, that’s smart

  35. garreth connoly said

    i’ll never forget this story of a father and his son… in love, distance really never matters.

  36. deepika said

    from Coimbatore
    very good moral story…must read it

  37. MenDru said


  38. Carol said

    It’s a truly touching story, though it seems a little bit funnt at first. The son really does a great work for his father. 🙂

  39. Tebogo Mokau said


  40. Anu said

    Very nice story.

  41. Anu said

    A very nice story.:*

  42. Manoj said

    That’s all, good one!

  43. hetal angel said

    really itz vry nyc stry..itz shw a true luv btwn dad nd his son:))

  44. *~*~#&><&_*i started reading this story i thought im going to be a crying lady but its not even now this story still sinking into my skull through my brain running into my stomach that made me laugh. ((gabla.apla.bla.a.a-ahmama,klakla)). hala oie .mabulol man pud ta ane oie. .great job! ! keep it up mate.

  45. *~*~#&><&_*i started reading this story i thought im going to be a crying lady but its not even now this story still sinking into my skull through my brain running into my stomach that made me laugh. ((gabla.apla.bla.a.a-ahmama,klakla)). hala oie .mabulol man pud ta ane oie. .great job! ! keep it up mate. 🙂

    luzille from General Santos, Philippines

  46. Bobby Joe said

    Haha! This is a cute story! Inspiring to people who lost faith and hope of their dreams and reminds them to always stay strong and determined!

  47. Ghanshyam said

    Its simply great !!!! Really no words but great one man !!! You rocking man, you rock …

  48. Prava said

    This is a very sweet and touchable story.

  49. sajju said

    reallyy gudd…

  50. amarjeet said

    really very nyc

  51. Deepak said

    Realy it was short nd nice story…:-)
    i will tell this story to my beloved
    she wants only this type of sweet stories 4m me…

  52. Abdi mamo said

    Hahahahahaha supose he could have dig!

  53. Faby said

    Really inspiring..

  54. nice story…. 🙂

  55. Brian Bartolini said

    i have to share this short, inspiring story to my friends and classmates!congratulations to the writer. It was simple but the message is solid!

  56. Samantha said

    Superb. I wasn’t expecting the end part. It’s very touching and funny at the same time. The son was too wise for the FBI..haha

  57. JENNY said


  58. Andrews tsetse said

    I am touched but most of all i call this sweet labour. Hahahahhaha

  59. Hannah said

    Awww! See this is what love is all about 🙂 ❤

  60. அவதானி said


  61. Tara said

    I luv u dad!!

  62. Asabe said

    Never ever read an interesting story as this.Men!It is good to be bright upstairs.

  63. mahira afnan said

    it’s so beautiful..

  64. Rafael said

    I will share it to all my friends. Its precisely touching

  65. abishek stha said

    inspiring story

  66. vfgvefg said

    nice story. really touching to heart.

  67. chittu said

    yeh! you are very good author and i like this story very much……………….

  68. salahuddeen said

    Very experience story.

  69. really good thought…..

  70. really heart touching story

  71. Vibha kalra said

    So beautiful nd touching story, true picture f love and care love it

  72. Vikram jaiswal said

    Awsome great funing

  73. nice story, wawooo, good one

  74. pravalika said

    hence proved.If there is a will,there is a way.

  75. V.Laltanpuia said

    very inspirational and yet very funny..i like this one..

  76. jairus johanna said

    wow! thís is interesting its really sweet and short story

  77. NABILA said


  78. Ektajha said

    Urs story was good!!!can u plz help me in answering some questns relatd to life

  79. best story i have ever read… i have heard a bit same stories but this was the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  80. Kartik said

    Very nice story

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