The Two Crabs

Two crabs scuttled out of their burrows to enjoy the summer sun.


The older of the two said, “Youngster, I notice that you walk in the most peculiar fashion. Instead of moving straight ahead with your toes turned out, you scramble sideways. And it is not a pretty sight.”


The young crab was embarrassed. “I’m sure you are right, sir, but I’m not sure I understand. Would you show me how it’s done?”


“Certainly,” said the senior crab. “Watch and learn.”

But there was no difference in his gait; he scuttled sideways, too. And when he tried to turn his toes out, he fell flat on his face.


If you can’t set a good example, don’t tell others what to do.


11 1/2” diameter

The Two Crabs