One brother was tremendously jealous of his younger
brother. Their father was grooming both to take over his
small store once he retired. However, the father was
constantly giving more responsibility to the younger brother
and the older brother could stand it no longer. He went to his
dad and asked him why it was that his younger sibling was
given more responsibility.

“We can talk about it later this afternoon,” said the father.
“Right now we are low on hammers in the store. Could you
call ABC Supply and see if they have any in stock?”

The older brother did so immediately and returned to his
dad. “They have a dozen available,” he said.

“That’s good,” the dad replied. “How much are they?”

“Let me call them back and find out.”

A few moments later the son returned to report the price was
$100 for the dozen.

“How quickly they could be ordered if we take them,” asked
the dad.

“It’ll only take a moment to call them and find out,” said the
older son pleased that things seemed to be progressing so

In about ten minutes the son returned to explain they could
deliver them the next day.

The father asked him to wait in the office for a minute as he
called in the younger brother.

“We are low on hammers in the store. Could you call XYZ
Supply and see if they have any in stock?”

Five minutes later the older brother learned why the younger
brother was given more responsibility.
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