This one hit a little too close to home. I was playing tennis one day many years ago, when my opponents return of my serve was heading straight at my head. In an effort to block the ball from hittiing me, I raised my hand in front of my face to try and protect myself. Unfortunately, it was the hand with the tennis racquet in it. I ended up whacking myself in the face with the tennis racquet instead. Had a black eye and a broken nose.
What you fail to realise is that the management behavior is an INSTINCT. Intelligence has nothing to do with it. Fsck'in the little people over is just something they do, not something they gave any thoughts over before acting upon it.