On the way to home, Jacob was in little confusion and was immersed in deep thinking and talked to himself,” whether am I doing right or not. How will I manage all this in a single day as I don’t have time at all.”
While thinking about the book, he took a deep breath and decided that he will definitely read that book and if he really wanted to know what was exactly in it or about the story in that book he had to do something .
At his room, he checked his daily routine and calculated the time he spent on his working day. He was checking from where he would get free time. After calculating he realize that he didn’t have enough time in a day to do any another work additionally he thought ,”Mrs. Ruffner will definitely not going to allow me to quit work of evening time, if I will ask her. Don’t know whether by hearing this she will fired me from my job. So its not good to ask her.”
Therefore Jacob finally decided to go to coal mine and discuss with the manager of coal mine to reduce his working hours only then he will get time for learning that book and then will only be able to read what in the book.
He went to coal mine and decided to talk to his manager.
“Sir, I want to take a permission from you.” said Jacob to manager.
“Yes.. tell.. what happened.” asked manager.
“Sir I want to reduce my working hours.”
“what..!..But why..” asked manager.
“Actually I have to do something for which I need some extra time that’s why I want to reduce my working time. If you will do some help then…”requested Jacob
Crossing his words manager said,”Well.. This can’t be acceptable.”
“Why sir..” asked Jacob in low voice.
“Since everyone has given same working hours. So all have to work in same duration.”
“You can reduce my payment too.”said Jacob hesitatingly.
“Sorry but this can’t be happened. Moreover there are some rules of coal mine which is given by higher authorities so I can’t change it. If this not suits you right you can quit the job also.”explained manager.
Indeed Jacob was very confused and tensed. His friend Mac came and asked,”I have heard your conversation with manager. Why do you want to reduce your working hours?”
“Well I want to learn Punjabi language for this I need some time which I don’t have, therefore I was talking to manager if he would help me by giving me a few working hours less than the normal or also give me less payment.” said Jacob dejectedly.
“Oh .. this is the matter so what did manager say on this.” asked Mac.
“So what I have to do now.” asked Jacob.
“Will I say something.” said Mac.
“See, when first day you came in coal mine and you told me about your condition, afterwards you worked so hard in coal mine. If that day you didn’t have this coal mine job, then now you still looking for job. And also that time you didn’t have any distractions. Further if you want to learn anything it’s very good nonetheless by deciding to quit this job just because of your interest don’t make any point. Moreover job that you do, it give you so much. As you have to do more and more. There are many other ways also you can peruse it. You can learn on weekends if you do not give time on regular basis, you can give extra time on weekends and fulfill all the requirements on those two days. Now you have to decide what you should do.” said Mac.
Jacob went into deep thought and listen very carefully to Mac.” What happened. Where are you lost?” Mac asked by placing his hand on Jacob’s shoulder.
“Yes, you are absolutely right. I think I have lost somewhere for sometime. But thanks to you, you have opened my eyes. What you said is perfectly right. Thank you brother, thank you so much for giving me right direction. ” said Jacob by hugging Mac.
Later Jacob thought,” seriously what I am going to do. I’m loosing my mind. But now I know what I have to do without quitting job and without wasting so much time on this.”
Jacob went to Mr. Gill’s house.
“Hello uncle.” Said Jacob to Mr. Gill.
“Hello.. Hello..come in.” said Mr. Gill.
“Thank you uncle.”
“So what you have decided.”asked room owner’s friend.
“I’ve decided that I’ll come only on weekends means only two days, Saturday and Sunday only.”
“Only weekends. Then how will you learn in less time.”
“I have no time left after my work. And weekends are the only time I can learn as without effecting my jobs this is the only way. What you’ll be going to teach me daily in 2-3 hours, you will teach me on weekends by giving extra time.” Jacob explaining his condition.
“Alright if you have decided this then no problem I’ll teach you on weekends. But you have to give your full dedication toward it and it’s on your grasping power how fast you can learn. You have to practice a lot.”
“Yes, uncle I’ll give my best.” said Jacob happily.