Saturday, March 25, 2006

The Scorpion and The Frog

A frog and a scorpion met on the bank of a stream. The scorpion asked the frog to take him across on his back. The frog, being good natured but well acquainted with the hazards of scorpions, felt compelled to refuse.

"I would like to help, but I know what you are. You are a scorpion, and if I let you on my back you will sting me and I will die."

The scorpion pleaded with the frog, using a mix of logic and emotion. "I really have to get across, and if I were to sting you, we would both drown. You have nothing to fear and you would be doing a good deed."

The frog gave in and the scorpion climbed upon his slippery green back. The frog leaped into the water and began swimming. Just as they were about halfway across the stream, the scorpion raised his tail and stung the frog on the back.

"Why did you do that?" the frog asked as they both started to slip beneath the water. "You will die too!"

The scorpion replied, "I am a scorpion. It is my nature."

For Jane

31 comments:

Ruben said...

This story applies to one of my ex's.

Knitty Kitty said...

Great story.. I fully intend on hiding from scorpions..

jungle jane said...

That's a great story! I am glad that there are no scorpions in England!

You are indeed wise, Brooke. You should be a teacher!

Brookelina said...

Ruben - it applies to all of our ex's.

KK - and stay away from the funnel web spiders too.

JJ - What a coincidence! I am a teacher! My next lesson will be about not taking candy from strangers.

babyjewels said...

I am a total frog. great story.

jungle jane said...

*chews greedily*

waaaaaaa? but this candy is so yummy. why do life's lessons have to suck. You're a teacher, Brooke - make the world a better place!

Übermilf said...

I've heard that story.

Now, when I see a scorpion, I smash him in the face with a rock before he even talks to me.

Brookelina said...

BJ - I am a frog too. I loathe scorpions.

JJ - I'm working on it. But the ones that are already grown up are a lost cause.

Ubie - my problem is that I don't recognize them right away. Once I know what they are, I remove their testicles with a pair of pliers and a rusty knife.

Spirit Of Owl said...

Wow, Brooke goes all Aesop, eh? Well, do you know the one about the Owl and the Birds? That's why I mope. Just don't say I didn't warn you. :P

Egan said...

Let it be known that scorpions suck big time.

Nick said...

Ironically, they're good Soccer.

Nick said...

at soccer. Jesus.

Übermilf said...

And rocking out!

ChickyBabe said...

What about Taureans?

Egan said...

Taureans are good no matter what Chicky.

jiggs said...

uebie, that's not just any scorpions. That's THE scorpians.

I have a similar piece of wisdom to that described in this story. It goes like this:

that's what you get.

And you don't get it because you're a bad person or anything like that. It's just that way.

Brookelina said...

Owl - don't say I didn't warn you indeed! Those damn birds.

Egan - you are so...deep.

Nick - you little sports nut you.

Ubie - your 80's is showing.

Chicky - I knew someone would mix up Scorpios for Scorpions. Let me be clear, I quite like Scorpios, they are hot. Scorpions are not.

Egan - kiss ass.

Jiggs - or as I like to say, it is what it is.

Dan-E said...

oh come on. how can anything that wrote "winds of change" and "sails of charon" be that bad?!

oh wait, different scorpions...

yournamehere said...

I always say "Blaming (insert name of douchebag here) for being a douchebag is like getting mad at a skunk for stinking." Some people are just worthless.

Dana said...

That reminds me of the song about the girl and the crocodile:

She sailed away on a bright and sunny day,
On the back of a crocodile.
"You see," said she,
"He's as tame as he can be.
I float him down the Nile."
The croc winked his eye
As she waved a merry bye,
Wearing a happy smile!
At the end of the ride,
The lady was inside
And the smile was on the crocodile!

The Dummy said...

LOL, dan-e. They better stay away from Brooke if they see those pliers and rusty knife.

jiggs said...

yay! no more pop up comments!

Brookelina said...

Dan - and those Scorpions were even worse.

Todd - I agree. And after all, it takes two...

Lynn - that is even better! I have to show that to...everyone.

DD - not all of our romances turn out like yours!

Jiggsy - baby! I didn't know they bothered you. You should have said something sooner. Anything for you hon.

Übermilf said...

Here I am! Rock you like a hurricane!

ChickyBabe said...

OK, so who are the Taureans here, apart from me? Egan or Brooke, or both?

Melliferous Pants said...

I think this story is about dating.

thephoenixnyc said...

Ahhh and old parable.

Did someone sting you baby?

Egan said...

I'm a Taurean for sure.

Brookelina said...

Ubie - don't say hurricane on my blog. Thank you.

Chicky - I'm a Virgo, yet another earth sign.

Pants - well thank you Captain Obvious. (p.s. I adore you)

Phoenix - yes baby, can you make the pain go away?

Egan - yo.

Tumbleweed said...

That was totally about men. They are dicks....by nature.

Egan said...

Tumbleweed - well said. We are pricks.