The Leaky Dam
Just to be different, a farmer in Holland decided to plant wheat one year instead of tulips. While he was planting his crop, he noticed water oozing from the dam which kept his field from flooding.
Thinking it didn't amount to much, and that the water might be needed by the wheat, he let the leak alone.
Many months later, when it was time to harvest his crop, he awoke to find his house filled with rising water. The trickle of water from the dam had become a gusher, and his fields were completely flooded.
Luckily, the farmer was able to improvise a raft from one of the doors and found a board to use as an oar. He was able to escape just before the dam burst completely and washed his house away.
The moral of the story - As ye seep, so shall ye row.