The Ants and the Grasshopper
The ants were spending a fine winter’s day drying grain collected in the summertime.
A grasshopper, quite hungry, passed by and begged for a little food.
The ants asked him, “Why didn’t you gather up food during the summer?” He replied, “I as too busy having fun to work. I passed the days singing.”
They then said in mockery: “If you were foolish enough to sing all the summer, you must dance without supper to bed in the winter.”
Moral: One can not get through life without a little work.