A wealthy man and his only son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works they had accumulated.
When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war.He was very courageous and died while trying to rescue another soldier. The father was notified and he grieved deeply for his son.
About a month later, just before Chrismas, there was a knock on the door. A young man was standing there, with a large package in his hands. He said:"Sir, you don't know me, but I am the soldier for whom your son gave his life. He saved many lives that day...he was carrying me to safety when a bullet struck him in the heart and he died instantly. He often talked about you, and your love for art."
The young man held out the package."I know this isn't much. I'm not really a great artist, but I think your son would have wanted you to have this."
The father opened the package. Inside was a portrait of his son, painted by the young man. He stared in awe at the way the soldier had captured his personality in the painting. The father was so drawn to the eyes of his son that his own welled up with tears. He thanked the young man and offered to pay him for the picture.
"Oh, no sir. I could never repay what your son did for me. It'a a gift."
The father hung the portrait over his mantle. Every time he had visitors, he would show them the portrait of his son, before showing any of the other works he had collected.
The man died a few months into the new year. Soon after that, there was to be a big auction of his collected paintings. Many influential people gathered for the event, excited about viewing his collection and getting the opportunity to purchase one or two pieces for themselves.
On the auction platform sat the painting of he son. The auctioneer pounded his gavel.
"We will start the bidding with this picture. Who will bid for it?"
There was a silence. Then a voice in the back of the room shouted,"We want to see the famous paintings. Skip this one."
But the auctioneer persisted:"Will somebody bid for this painting? Who will start the bidding?$100?$200?"
Another voice cried out angrily."We didn't come to see this! We want to see the Van Goghs and Rembrandts. Get on with the real bids!"
Still, the auctioneer continued,"The son! The son! Who'll take the son?"
Finally, a voice came from the very back of the room. It was the long-time gardener of the man and his son."I'll give $10 for the painting."It was all he could afford.
"We have $10. Now who will bid $20?"
"Give it to him for $10. Let's see the masters."
"$10 is the bid. Won't someone offer $20?"
The crowd was becoming angry. They didn't want the picture of the son. They wanted the more worthy investments for their collections.
The auctioneer pounded the gavel."Going once, twice...SOLD for $10!"
A man sitting in the second row shouted," Now let's get on with the collection!"
The auctioneer laid down his gavel and said, "I'm sorry, the auction is over."
"What about the paintings?"
"I'm sorry. When I was called to conduct this auction, I was told of a secret stipulation in the will. Only the painting of the son would be auctioned. And whoever bought it would inherit the entire estate, including the paintings by the masters. The man who took the son gets everything!"
That's it. In the eyes of the world, the name and the price are the worth. But often, we do cast the most valueble thing aside because of its true.
我: Hi, Sir!
Sir : Eei, don't u greet me with bad word!
我: hehe....u still rmb us anot?
我们 : bye sir !
if u wait for me 5 more minutes i'll kiss u !
急急下楼,他还是那么老当益壮噢！70多岁人了还那么“色”，真有他的！他好像还比以前更年轻了哟！不知是不是没有我们这班冬瓜在旁边气他咧？以前每次我们不会回答问题时，他就会说：“i can go back my house kiss my wife and come back ! "那个徐伟杰就会答他：“u can back after DO it..."你说吧，哪里有降变态的老师的？可是他就是那么...让人又爱又恨！嗬嗬~~
Were you born with a quirk or a plain simple soul? Have fun with this fun personality prediction guide.
If you were born on the 6th, 15th, 24th of any month then you are number 6.
Number 6 Ooopppss.. you were born to enjoy! You don't care about others. I mean you always wanted to have a lifetime of enjoyment. You will excel in either education or business management! You are talented, kind (but with only people who you think are nice), and popular. All good things come easily to you. Your mind and body is just made perfect for love. You are loveable by any number. But if you are a number 6 men, you will be involved in more than a few relationships until you get married. If you are a girl, most of you will get married/engaged early. You are a caring person towards your family and friends. You are a person of compassion, comfort & fairness, domestic responsibility, good judgment, and after all you can heal this world's wounds to make peace for everyone because you have the great power and caring talent to take the world of love one step further.. Your best match 1, 6, and 9. Good match 4, 5
wow! damn accurated! bt..."engaged/married early"? i wonder..... let's imagine~~