Millennial has meltdown when boss corrects her spelling of ‘hamster’

Carol Blymire is an adjunct professor of public relations and journalism at Georgetown University. Her Twitter profile describes her as a “communications and public policy executive, branding consultant, professor, writer” and “Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2006.

In a series of tweets on July 12, 2019, Blymire recounted a story she overheard of a millennial “in her late 20s” in Washington, DC, getting feedback on something she had written from her boss, who is also female:

Indeed, the “hampster” millennial is far from being unique. About 15 years ago, an undergraduate student demanded to know why I gave his midterm essay exam a B- grade (I actually was being generous). I explained to him that I had difficulty understanding his essay because it was riddled with grammatical and spelling errors. He declared, “I don’t subscribe to the rules of the English language!” and stormed out of the classroom.

That student was one of the impetuses that spurred me to study and write about the psychological-spiritual phenomenon of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a defining attribute of which is the narcissist’s claim that “rules don’t apply me”.

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Lana
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Lana

Holy sh– !!! Are we ever in trouble if there are similar individuals walking around in the thousands or millions. This is beyond spoiled- it’s delusional. God help us. Where in heck do the parents ever get an idea this was a good way to raise a child ?

Alma
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Alma

That’s it, the kind of dumbasses the left needs, but what is disturbing is the mother, along with the teacher. Forget about spelling, she scores an A being drunk and doing things with guys, and a good laugh from Mom.

DCG
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Safe to say this snowflake won’t be receiving a promotion…

Steven Broiles
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Apparently it’s all the rage to be a mental cripple! Good Lord….

GRIZZ
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GRIZZ

How does this happen?
Im watching it first hand with my neighbors child.
6 yrs old and always screaming WTF at the top of his lungs.
Single mommies response in a low whisper,” nobody wants to hear that”.
Thats it!!!.
Meanwhile Im thinking ” whip his ass”.
Oh,theres more…..

Watertender
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Watertender

Damn… This is a “classik”…. When you tell me it is “classic” I will have a shit tizzy and pout. I know several great young men and women tht were born in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. I have and will help them in any way I can to succeed because they have a good work ethic. Several business owners that I know have told me horror stories about dealing with snowflakes and their parents. These kids are raised to believe that they can do no wrong and they are perfect in every way. When you inflate an ego… Read more »

Dave
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LOL – Goobermint ejumikashion sucks.

William
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William

These millennial types aren’t just narcissistic, they are borderline sociopaths. I, me, mine, the cultic exaltation of self, aka Satanism. In this case “mom” just reinforces it, apallingly shi*ty parenting. I see it all the time now, “parents” just give their brats whatever they want whenever they want it. They say, If I don’t he/she will get pissed at me. So what? Truly sickening

Getout
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Getout

So funny, I had a boss that sent emails that were bordering on illiteracy. ‘Are’ was ‘our’, and vice versa. Just look at most articles today, no editior in sight. It is worse when your boss is the dummy. Our kids have been dumbed down to the max.

Larry Folds
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Larry Folds

Rules don’t apply to me…like Obama, Clintons, Comey, Pelosi, AOC, the radical Squad, Kamala, Sanders, Booker, Pocahontas, Buttiplug and so on. My question is – did this child get fired?

Larry Folds
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Larry Folds

I was a teacher in the 90s and the 2000s and it was the rave of the day to allow “creative spelling.” Teachers in many schools weren’t allowed to correct it for fear of hurting the little babies self-esteem (another rave of the day). But NOT in my class. My kids were tested weekly like I was as a child and they d@mn2d well knew they had to know how to spell and how to write with subj/verb agreement, know how to not use double negatives, know what a complete sentence was, and know when to punctuate. You get the… Read more »

Anon
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Anon

Welcome to the common core daycare generation….

Zola
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Zola

Give her a Participation Trophy and show her the door!

FinbarOS
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FinbarOS

Is this a rejected SNL skit?

Bill
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Bill

Wow. That’s incredible.

I’ve been a writer and editor for 31 years.

I correct grammar and spelling all the time. Most of my editing work comes from information supplied by engineers. I haven’t had a meltdown yet, but most will admit freely that they aren’t writers.

I haven’t had to deal with this type of person yet, but as I near retirement there will come a point where my company will want to hire a replacement.

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

I kept re-checking the masthead to make sure this wasn’t a parody. It IS just a parody, right? LOL!

Hezakiah Levinson
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Hezakiah Levinson

The only P in hamster is what you smell when cleaning their cage LOL

John Beargrass
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John Beargrass

just fire the twit.

K9_Coo
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K9_Coo

Is this seriously NOT a satire piece?

TrailDust
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“Hampster!!!” What a great name to stick on the elitists living in the Hamptons!

Daniel Silvan
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Daniel Silvan

Who is to blame here? The adult child or her mother and the school system that reinforced her childishness?

Winter Tomato
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Winter Tomato

I often want to spell it “champfer” rather than chamfer”, but I keep pulling myself back. (I do woodwork occasionally.)

Hank
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Hank

Well the boss’s truth conflicted with the employee’s truth. The Left no longer accepts an objective fact based truth, THE truth. Every person gets their own version of the truth now. smh.

PvtCharlieSlate
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PvtCharlieSlate

Although you would, at first, think that this is a SNL comedy script you know that it is all-too true. I know from personal experience with a young woman. My advice to others afterward was to NEVER get involved with a woman, no matter how attractive, fun, etc., who grew up as Daddy’s favorite little girl. Once you’ve replaced Daddy as the main man in her world you will never hear the end of “But I waaaant …”. Susie: Let’s go do XYZ next week-end! Me: Sounds good! Let me check. I may have to work. Later – Me: Sorry,… Read more »

PvtCharlieSlate
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PvtCharlieSlate

BTW, there was a little paperback a while ago that would benefit this snowflake. The title was either “Eats shoots and leaves” or “Eats, shoots and leaves”.

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[…] who think this way. This seems to be an accurate account of the July 12, 2019 event described by Professor Carol Blymire of Georgetown […]

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[…] But on to the far more interesting and dramatic story I mentioned earlier. According to The Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM) blog, it’s from a series of July tweets by a Georgetown University adjunct professor of public relations and journalism named Carol Blymire; it relates something she’d witnessed. As the blog presents it: […]

Rabbitnexus
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Rabbitnexus

I’ve had similar experiences online enough to be sure it’s an epidemic. It really began with Americans who failed to ever get English spelling and grammar right in the first place. They started with using ‘ize’ in place of ‘ise’ and dropped an ‘i’ from Aluminium and it was all down hill from there.(just joking) The problem really is that schools in the West now literally allow creative spelling and nobody is ever wrong. Just “differently right” Of course the result is a generation of bipolar narcissists.

Rabbitnexus
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Rabbitnexus

Surprised how many are surprised by this. You all don’t get out enough. This is daily fare in these times. This generation makes we baby boomers seem like responsible, hard working, well educated and considerate people all our lives!

Joe Hepperle
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It is a sad day that people reading this article think it is a true story. It is not a true story. It ‘seems’ real because it plays to your prejudices. All of us older folks know how ill-informed and pampered the younger generations seem to be. This story is concocted: A fabrication that ‘confirms’ our suspicions. We WANT to believe it because it seems to describe what we have observed. That is what the author did to invent this supposed (but fake nonetheless) — the author simply wrote a fiction that perfectly matches our prejudices. The ‘tells’ that mark… Read more »