THE FROG AND THE SCORPION
The fable, as it is told, involves a scorpion and a frog. The scorpion needs to cross a river, so he asks the frog to carry him on his back. The frog is skeptical; after all, scorpions kill.
The scorpion calms the frog, explaining that if he stung him on the swim across, they would both die. Therefore, the frog can be assured the scorpion will do no such thing. “Trust me,” says the scorpion. “We’re in this together.”
Halfway across the river, the scorpion stings the frog.
As the frog is hurt and they both begin to sink, the frog asks, “Why?”
“Sorry, I couldn't help it. I am a scorpion. It is my nature.”