Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
join in any reindeer games.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"
Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you'll go down in history!
Now, I ask you, is this crap or what?
They hated him because of his difference, because of his red nose (was Rudolph an alcoholic? Did he have roseacea (sp?) - why do they not say?). Point is Rudy was an outcast. Now, all of a sudden he's shown favour and boom all the other reindeer would love him? I think not.
Au contraire. It would annoy the hell out of the others that all of a sudden he's been picked as the leader. The outcast as boss? Um, don't think so. Or at any rate they wouldn't be souting out for glee.
You might point out that I'm anthropomorphizing these animals, but hey, I didn't start it - have you ever seen a reindeer shout out with glee?
So I feel safe in assuming they act like humans all the time - which is rather fucked up in and of itself, but that's a whole different ballgame (or reindeer game as the case may be).