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The Watkins Ant and the Grasshopper

In a field one fine summer’s day, a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with a great stack of signed Watkins associate agreement forms and customer invoices for sales that he was taking to file and he was speaking on his cell phone, training one of his new Watkins associates. 

“Why not come and chat and play video games with me,” said the Grasshopper, “instead of toiling and moiling in that way?”  Covering the phone’s mouthpiece, “I am helping to create ongoing income to provide necessities for my family’s future,” said the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.”  “Why bother about the future?” said the Grasshopper, “we have got plenty of food and income at present and I foresee only promotions and raises in the future.”  But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the economy took a turn for the worse 
and layoffs were the norm, the Grasshopper and his family had no food and found itself about to become homeless, while it saw the ants depositing checks and eating like kings, reaping the rewards of the work they had done earlier. Then the Grasshopper knew: 

It is best to prepare ahead of time for the days of necessity.

or

Don’t wait until you are thirsty to dig your well!