I looked over to him see if he needed any help. Usually I’ll do this because it’s courteous to be available if your parents need any help with anything around the house. My dad had an intense look of concentration on the task at hand, which was something under the car.
“Son?” I heard as soon as I looked away.
“Can you come here for a second?”
I get up from my desk and walk through the kitchen and out the back door. I enter the garage only to find his legs sticking out from underneath the car. It really looks like he got squished and the legs are just moving about aimlessly.
“What it is it?” I asked after a quick silence.
“Can you grab me a glass of water? I’m thirsty”.
Usually, you’d think a father would ask his son to grab an extra wrench or a screwdriver from the all-famous tool box, but no he asks me to get up from whatever I was doing to get him a glass of water.
He loves to fix the car. And of course, cars need maintenance. Cars have parts, and then there are spare parts, which help in replacing other parts of the car that are broken. I think humans are like that too. But we don’t like to fix ourselves, because often we afraid to find out what’s broken. But we love to fix other people. And I was glad to fix my dad who was broken with thirst and needed a spare part: a glass of water.