Garage and Jobs

PHOTO PROMPT ©Douglas M. MacIlroy

Linking with Rochelle Wisoff’s Friday Fictioneers

I am dropping out of college. Paul announced with forced calmness.

Why?

Jeremy and I have a super idea for a product.

And where will you work from?

Our garage?

Steve Jobs started Apple in a garage, you know! Paul tried to convince his father.

Well, he was Jobs. And you are? Paul’s father was fighting a losing battle with his patience.

You are such a douche, dad. I could become Jobs too, what do you know?

“I know. I started in a garage, remember? And I am still there. He shook his head. History was repeating itself.

About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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22 Responses to Garage and Jobs

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    It’s tough being a parent and knowing when to encourage and when to tell them they’re making a mistake!

  2. Violet Lentz says:

    Well, he might have a point then ….

  3. Dale says:

    I say give him a time limit…. then he has to find himself his own garage!

  4. lisarey1990 says:

    Great family dynamics.

  5. granonine says:

    Yes, give him a limit and then out he goes. Especially if he insists on calling his dad a douche.

  6. jillyfunnell says:

    I agree with the suggestions of a time limit. The son needs to mature if he is going to aspire to success in the real world, and also mind his manners.

  7. It’s difficult, kids should be encouraged in their dreams but if they don’t bear fruit, when’s the time to drop them?

  8. Difficult decisions. You just never know do you?

  9. Dear Anshu,

    Not everyone makes it out of the garage and into the limelight, do they? Good one and welcome to Friday Fictioneers.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  10. kislaya says:

    Parents do make a reasonable argument. But it is no way to undermine his son…at least he should be given an year or two before we agree that history is repeating itself!

  11. Priya says:

    I am sure the father means well.. But I guess it is no harm in trying. He may make it big or may not. If he doesn’t, at least he won’t regret that he never tried.

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