September 25, 2008

Have You Heard This One?

A princess is walking in the desert and sees an injured snake on the ground, very close to death. She carefully picks it up, puts it in her basket and takes it home.

She nurses the snake back to health, giving it the best food, spending money on the best doctors, tending to it for hours every day.

One day she opens the snake's basket to give it some food and it bites her on the hand. As she lay dying from the poison, she cries out, "My beloved snake! I have fed and nursed you, brought you back to health from certain death in the desert! Why have you stricken me so?!"

And the snake replies, "Bitch you knew I was a snake."

The moral of the story?
What do you think?

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18 comments:

SassyFemme said...

I think there's way too much drama and crap effecting too many bloggers in the past few months!

Tina-cious.com said...

ummmmm.... don't nurse snakes back to health?? LOL

You ok?

WordsRock said...

Drama? We're drama-free here. :)

SassyFemme said...

Drama free is the way to be.

Whatever it is, I hope you guys are okay.

weese said...

isn't it interesting that folks tend to assume you are trying to say something about your own life.
personally - i didn't take it that way.
ok, so lets see...
to me this parable means - keep your eyes open and know what you are getting into. you cannot change someones nature.

eb said...

I'm with weese, you can't change someone's nature.

nd, if the Princess had been watching Oprah, she would know all about the 'disease to please' and, girlfriend, you just have to give that shit up.

the only daughter said...

You can take a snake out of the desert but you can't...well, yeah, it's still a snake.

Anonymous said...

Moral, schmoral. It's a snake, kill the f**cker!!

SassyFemme said...

Guilty of assuming that what someone puts on their blog is somehow related to something going on in their life. (shrugging shoulders)

LOL @ anonymous!

Anonymous said...

No matter how much you do for somebody, they can not or will not change unless they want to do so.

Anonymous said...

Once a snake, always a snake!

Val said...

Perfect example that Sassy is definitely a nurturer/worrier! :)

I agree with Weese.

Martin said...

Snakes are best swaddled lightly, fed regularly, and sent out to be air-dried on a weekly basis.

Or that's infants and dry-cleaning. Whatever. Thanks be to gosh that ol' SL is posting again, indeed!

kitty litter said...

had the princess chopped off the head, taken the skin for a purse and fried the meat in oil and garlic she would have been in a much better place

chel said...

I think it speaks to our need to believe things/people can be better than what we think. I'll speak for me here and just say I'm always looking to see something better in something/one that isn't necessarily there. Often I think we'd like to believe that with care and love, things/people will really respond, and give that care and love right back out to the world and us. Sometimes that's just not the case, sometimes it is.

gunfighter1 said...

VEry similar to the scorpion and the frog story:

A scorpion wants to cross a river, but cannot swim, so asks a frog "can you swim me across the river?

The frog replied: "No! You'll sting me and I'll die"

The Scorpion replied that he would also die if he stung the frog, so it made sense that he would NOT sting the frog.

Seeing the logic, the frog agreed.

Halfway across the river, the scorpion stung the frog, and as they both began to drown, the frog said: "why did you do that? Now we'll both die"

The scorpion replied: "I'm a scorpion, that's what I do"

gunfighter1 said...

VEry similar to the scorpion and the frog story:

A scorpion wants to cross a river, but cannot swim, so asks a frog "can you swim me across the river?

The frog replied: "No! You'll sting me and I'll die"

The Scorpion replied that he would also die if he stung the frog, so it made sense that he would NOT sting the frog.

Seeing the logic, the frog agreed.

Halfway across the river, the scorpion stung the frog, and as they both began to drown, the frog said: "why did you do that? Now we'll both die"

The scorpion replied: "I'm a scorpion, that's what I do"

Tina-cious.com said...

Gunfighter, that's an AWESOME story.