Friday, October 26, 2007

does it take it twice, or thrice to make it a coincidence?

within a matter of 3 days, i came across the same story told twice, both in a different context, and even a different country.

this story, about the scorpion and the frog, in which the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across the river, and promises and not to sting him. frog agrees. halfway across the river, scorpion stings frog. drowning frog (and scorpion) asks him why he broke his promise knowing that they would both drown. scorpion says, its his nature to sting.

truthfully, ive never heard this story till i read it in a book (which happens to be a few days back). the story kinda lingered in my mind for a while, a few days in fact, and then, while watching Duck Season (stupid show show that put me to sleep even before it ended) also a few days back, this story was told by one of the characters in the show. so i kinda jerked up from my half-sleep and was like, eh. didnt i just read that a few days back?


ok, so?

just thought i'd share that since i have nothing else to say.

i am nadi; :] at 8:31 PM



at 1:01 AM Blogger Khairudin Lee said...

Just like the Malay folk story of the Mousedeer and the Croc crossing the river...but that one didn't end in any deaths though. Just a hungry croc.


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