There is a lot of ego-gone-wild in the reptile business. Sometimes it’s annoying but most of the time it amuses me. People are funny about how cool they think they are because they can get snakes to make boom-boom.
I usually laugh at myself a bit when I think about what I do:
- I spend several times more money per month on rodents than I do on food for my family (not that we’re going hungry over it, though).
- I spend a large portion of my day cleaning poop that is not my own. A few hundred snakes and a 2-year old daughter; Oh yeah, I’m all up in it all the time!
- I spend most of my time trying to get my snakes laid, rather than myself. That’s quite the reversal from my college days.
That’s enough to keep my ego in check. How about you?