Time is very important in our lives, but for me time never had any importance in my life until I received a watch from my father. It organized my life and made me more responsible. It came from Denmark to the U.S. jewelry shop in a gray box. It weighs 8 oz, is round in the center with two bands that go around my wrist, and it is all made of silver. This object tells me the importance of time in my life.
I received this gift on a gray-sky day. I had to go to the airport at 9:00 AM to pick up my Uncle Ali and take him to my father's house. However, I was late because I was hanging out with my friends. Later on that day, around 11:00 AM, I remembered my uncle, but it was too late. He had left the airport and taken a taxi to my father's house. I got there too at 2:00 PM on the same day and looked at my father's face. I felt ashamed of myself at that moment. After I said "hi" to my angry father and tired uncle, my father asked me to sit next to him where he handed me this watch which was a gift from him.
Then he said, "Son, did you have fun with your friends today?" I answered, "Yes father, and I'm sorry about not picking up my Uncle Ali." He said, "What you did was not very nice and you should be sorry for your actions." I was, and said, "Father, I'll never do it again. I promise." He said, "I hope today you learned something important, and this watch will be a reminder for you." He told me to take the watch and use it as an organizer of my life. That day I learned a very important lesson from my father: to respect time and never be late. This watch is important to me, not because of its value, but because of the lesson that I learned from it.
Cloze Exercise - The Hours That Count in My Life
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