1.13.2006

TIP: Beaware of the scorpions

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back.

The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?"

The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too."

The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp "Why?"

Replies the scorpion: "Its my nature..."

Working Smart's quick takeaway: technology changes, culture changes, but human nature appears etched in stone. Ever have to deal with 'scorpions' at work?

Category: C++ Quant > Fix the Job You Got > Strength vs Weakness

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:04 PM

    With all due respect, that story proves nothing. It demonstrates that no good deed goes unpunished through allegory. For it to be proof of anything, statistics of some kind would be required, or at least some solid proof, rather than the soft "I'm going to tell a story" that you are claiming is truth.

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