There was a scorpion who wanted to cross a stream of water. On the bank he saw a frog and asked if the frog would give him a ride to the other side.
“Oh no,” says the frog. “If I carry you on my back you will sting me.”
“But why would I sting you when you are doing me a favor? Besides if I stung you, we would both perish because I can’t swim.” replied the scorpion.
The frog eventually conceded that the scorpion had a point and agreed to the scorpion’s request. The frog trusted the scorpion, but was worried that he would be stung all the way across the stream. Sure enough half way across the scorpion stings the frog.
“But why did you break your word and sting me? I trusted you. Now we are both going to drown!” The frog cried.
“Because I AM A SCORPION.
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