“Dad, I want yours.”
These two are same bowls of noodles. Jerry want to change with his father (Jody)’s noodles just because the one which in front of his father had a egg on the top. Jody and his father Ben looked at each other and smiled. This scene reminded them went back to 38 years ago.
Jody was a 5 years old boy, wayward and selfish, even he thought he was the center of the whole world. One day, Jody’s father Ben cooked for him. Ben cooked two bowls of noodles. But one with egg on the top and another one looks like without egg. Then Jody’s father asked him , “ dear, which one you want?” “I want the one with egg on the top!” he answered very clear. “ Can you let me take that one?” Ben tried to change with him. But Jody refused to change with his father. Then he ate half of the egg in order to improved the one is his. The father began to eat after seeing Jody almost finished the whole bowl of noodles . But suddenly Jody found that there had two eggs inside his father’s noodles. Jody thought his father lied to him. He said very madly, “ Dad, how come you never told me that one has two eggs under the noodles? “ But the father said “ remember, people who want to take advantage，usually account for less than cheap.” Few months later, Jody’s father did two bowls of noodles again. He asked Jody like the last time he did: “ son, which one you want.” This time Jody chose the one looks like without egg. Actually he thought the egg must inside the noodles like the one which last time his father ate. But unfortunately, he did not find any egg until he finished his whole meal. He looks like very confused and asked his father: “ why today’s noodles are not same as the one which last time you cooked ? ” This time his father said: “people who want to take advantage, could be disastrous.”
The third time, father still cooked two bowls of noodles. He still asked his son which one he wanted. This time Jody said: “ I have grow up already, please choose one that you want to eat.”His father chose the one with egg on the top. But Jody no longer felt very sad, rather, he began to ate very quite. But it really made Jody unexpected that there also had egg inside his bowl. This time his father said: “people who do not want to take advantages, life will not let you lose.”
Jody’s father tough many truths of life by eating noodles. Now his son Jerry said same as what he said 38 years ago. So he began telling that story to his son.