It was back in first grade, we had a big house, my parents were doctors and I’m studying In a good school. I was rich back then. When I first met this half Chinese person named William 1. Mm, I TLD care at all. My dad hired him for the reason to work for our family. For one thing, he drives me and my siblings to school. I guess he was a driver. I always see him cleaning off the leaves from the roof, washing the cars, and watering the garden. I didn’t talk to him; I Just know he is getting paid for what he does.
After school, he came to pick us up and I suddenly heard, “Your name Ingrain, right? ” I nodded and gave him a smile. I made a friend with a 30-year old man, It was unbelievable but I TLD think that way. He was someone I could talk to, I could play with, and he’s the kind of person you can get along so easily. One time, I saw him by the window watering the orchids and plants. I went downstairs to look how he does the watering. He saw me and said “Hi there! ” I smiled and went closer to him. “What’s that? ” I asked. “It’s a fertilizer. ” He replied. “Why do you put that?
I asked again. “It’s for the plants to grow healthy. ” I keep on asking questions but he never gets tired of answering. So basically, I was a kid who needs answers. He was like a teacher and he’s a good artist too, Whenever I have projects, he would give me his time to do it. When he picks me up at school, and by the time I finished my homework, I would go to him and spend time asking and learning new things from him. He was a good man after all. William was a poor guy. He has a wife and four children to feed. My dad let him move and build a simple house on a lot we owned.
With that, he wont have to pay any rent. I grew up and still he was there, still working for our family, still a driver. My dad find him very loyal and I do too. I have a lot more thinking than before but I’m still a kid to him and our friendship grew even more. At school, we were waiting for my sister in the car, and all we do is to debate. We would talk about certain things and before you know it, the subject changes. That time I knew I was killing the time and having fun. He didn’t finish school but he knows a lot of things. “Why do you know these things?
I asked him one time when he was at the garden. All he said was, “It’s all about experience. ” And I was wondering to myself, “What’s that mean? ” It was confusing at first but I finally get the message. Just Like me, I learn new things from asking especially with him. I never thought It would be that fun. I help him bathe the dogs; I would join him to buy something my mom asked. He was Just hired as a driver but he still gave time and effort to do the things he’s not supposed to. He was truly amazing. I know a guy like him has some troubles too.
He once told me, he’s son got sick and can’t afford medicine. I said, now that my parents are doctors, they would be glad to help you. Sunday night, I was watching TV at my parent’s room and we suddenly heard a doorbell. “Ingrain, get It. ” My dad ordered. I stood up, walking down the stairs thinking, “It’s 10:30 in the evening, who could it be. ” I picked up the door and saw William by the gate. He looks alone and I wonder why he’s here in the middle of the night. I open the gate and he wasn’t alone, I saw him carrying his child. “What’s wrong? ” I asked. “Is your dad there? Fee” He looks very troubled. “My son is sick so can you ask your dad If you could check him up? ” “Okay, you better come Inside. ” I said. I hurried up to my parent’s room Ana tell teem Williams nerve. My ciao chicken Nils son Ana sake me to get ten medicine from the box. I know my dad would help because he was the kind of doctor who helps the person in need. I gave him the medicine we have at home and the good thing is he doesn’t have to pay. I was happy for him and hoped for his son to get well. Unfortunately, the next morning, it was Monday; it’s time for him to drive us to school.
I asked him about his son, “it’s not looking good. ” “Oh. ” I said sadly. “Can I borrow some money? ” I know I heard him right but I asked myself why. Mimi see, my son badly sick and I can’t afford money. ” He added. I know I get allowances from my parents and I barely use it, but I didn’t expect those words to be hearing from him. My brother and sister were coming and I said, “I’ll give you later after school. ” Definitely it was hesitation I felt. My day starts, thinking about Williams problem. Out of the blue, he Just asked a kid like me for money.
I came home and look by the window and saw him wiping the car, and I made a decision. I came downstairs and gave him an envelope. “Thank you very much; I’ll pay you back little by little. ” He really looks happy but still troubled. “Sure, but don’t think about it that much, I can wait you know. ” I replied and he smiled. I was kind of happy that day. I don’t know why but I was happy I did something good. At school, the teacher always teaches us about helping people and I never thought I would be doing that. I never told my parents about this nor did William.
It was a secret between us. The reason I didn’t tell my parents was there was no need for them to know, it’s what I thought. It was time for me to act on my own, I need to make decision. He needs the money more than I do, even though I’m Just a kid, he needed my help. It’s been nine years now, I grew and grew. William was there, watching me grow up. I still help him, even though it’s from own things, I still would find a good way to help him. I didn’t regret the first time I helped him. I’m Just happy I was helping someone and giving smiles to him and to his Emily.
I still didn’t tell my parents, I know what I did, what I decided was right. When Christmas comes, I would give away my old stuff, my old clothes to him. Besides, I will not use it anymore, and his children need it. He’s still a driver and I would still ask him questions, still learning new things from him and still be helping him. That one day I helped William taught me something, something William said, “It’s all about experience. ” I finally know the answer. There may be new challenges to come but things here always go back the way it should be.