When a jar of honey broke in a kitchen, some flies swarmed towards it and started eating the honey.
So absorbed were they eating honey that they did not even notice their wings and feet getting smeared with the sticky honey.
Having feasted to their heart’s content, it was now time for them to leave. They tried to flap their wings, but they could not move. Then they tried to lift their feet but that too remained fixed.
Anxiously one fly cried, “Oh! Our greed has led us to our doom. We were so blinded by our hunger that we did not see the honey getting glued to our bodies.”
Just then, a man entered to clean the kitchen. He took out a flyswatter and killed all of them.