I don't suppose you have ever asked yourself the question "Would I eat a scorpion?". Certainly I haven't. Would you eat one if you were starving to death? What about if you hadn't had any food for weeks, and you knew it wouldn't harm you? Or what about if you went to the beach with $20 "fun money" your grandparents gave you, and saw one in a sugary lollipop form?
In case you are wondering, scorpion lollipops will run you $3.99. Not the cheapest sucker on the block.
As for Reid, he marches to his own drummer. He decided that rather than buy a scorpion lollipop, he would purchase a toy metro bus.