Friday, September 07, 2012

Myotis and the Napoleon Complex


The subject of tonight's brief discussion is the Myotis bat.  I have cared for these beautiful very small critters were I work, on several occasions.  I must admit that compared to Big Brown bats, these little guys like to play it up big.  They like to let me know who is boss. They make me feed them each and every last one of their 10 meal worms.  One doesn't like the heads of the meal-worms the other one doesn't like the butts.  They bite at everything, flap their wings and even try and fly out of the cage. Something I have never had a Big Brown bat do.  They hide and then come out and then hide and then come out and this goes on until I take their cover away from them until they are done eating.  I feel like they are just stamping their feet and yelling  at me the entire time about the disdain over my mediocre job I am doing.  Therefore, I have diagnosed these beautiful  creatures with the Napoleon complex or as I like to refer to it as the "little man syndrome" 
Napoleon complex: n 
Definition: the condition of being small in stature but aggressively ambitious and seeking absolute control.

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