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 ?

William
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William

Dr. Benjamin (((Spock))). And many others followed preaching indulgence, permissiveness, validation and positive reinforcement of any and all behaviors. Without reference to God

Lana
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Lana

Oh but that was waaaay back in the fifties. I bet none of the parents who parented these little misfits even know who Dr. Spock is.

William
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William

Probably not, and I doubt if many of them could locate the US on a world map. But Spock created the template for a paradigm-shifting approach to parenting that eschewed discipline and structure in favor of nurturing, babying, validating. So us baby boomers had the luxury of spending our teen years and beyond “finding ourselves”. A couple of generations back there was no such thing as “adolescence” as a discrete developmental stage, you just went to work as soon as you were able. And then rose as far as talent and initiative would take you. The brats of today start… Read more »

Crisostomo Buenavista
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Her parents are themselves uninformed. Child rearing is a complex task executed with abounding love and self sacrifice. It takes courage to raise a child because a child is a fragile being.

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.

Rabbitnexus
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Rabbitnexus

This problem may be a result of Leftist thinking in education, but it is by no means only a problem for the left. I’ve come across some stunningly ignorant little morons on the right as well when it comes to correcting basic grammar such as multiple negation. I went twenty ronds with conservative bright spark and a couple of his idiot mates joined in for correcting “Shouldn’t not have…” and assuring me that was acceptable when they went to school and anyway, “I can write it however I want” was his conclusion.

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

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

This little darling should by all rights be fired for causing such a disturbance in the community work place by having her phone on “speaker.” What kind of world is it that a parent even thinks it is appropriate to “call your child’s boss about something such as this?”

It is no wonder that any number of times recently, while reading articles I catch gramatical errors, etc. (I know, since getting older, I make many more mistakes than I did as a younger woman, but then I am not selling my work.)

William
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William

They’ll probably promote her because if they don’t she will threaten to sue

Getout
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Getout

The sad part is, she will, and probably has been promoted. Modern HR departments are infected.

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

Getout
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Getout

Dummies are easier to dupe and control, look at the mueller report. Lots of millennials now are just parrots and robots. The good parents can head it off but its hard.

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…..

William
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William

How does this happen? It’s the new normal. In WallyMart the other day I saw this kid, probably 8-9, wearing demonic shirt and hat, yelling at the top of his lungs to his mother, Hey stupid! She half-smiled, embarrassed. Yeah, I’d whip his ass so hard he’d never forget it

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.

Snowflake
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Snowflake

It is spelled “Gubmint” Git it reyet!

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.

GRIZZ
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GRIZZ

Even their speech is screwed.
Drives me up the wall when I hear white girls say” di-int ” instead of didnt,and ” mount-it” instead of mountain.

Watertender
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Watertender

I had a boss that was “spelling challenged”…. One time he wrote me a work order with “Pacific instrukshins” so I wrote on it I wanted “Atlantic Instructions”… Another time he left a work order to make a sign so I very carefully stenciled it with his exact spelling. The State inspector was overjoyed to see it and doubled over in laughter when he saw… CAWSHUN OVARHED FULE LINS Yes there are some real morons out there and YES he was a political appointee as well as a dead dog Democrat…

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 »

Joe Hepperle
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Yep. And that’s probably why you’re not a teacher anymore. If the class you taught was listed as ‘English’, then you can correct English spelling and grammar. It is improper for an Auto Shop teacher to grade an ‘A+’ student paper as a ‘B-‘ because the student used a full-colon instead of a semi-colon, or because the student misspelled ‘Michelin’.

Joe Hepperle
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It is 90’s and 2000’s, not “…90s and 2000s…” — unless you learned your English on Wikipedia. Also, it is — babies’ — (possessive apostrophe), not “babies”. Also, it is “…and they knew…”, not “…and they d@mn2d well knew…” — unless you learned somewhere that using profanity shows the greater intellect. Also, it is “…know not to use double negatives…”, not “…know how to not use double negatives…”. Finally, the fact that you refer to your former students as “little babies (sic)” shows your lack of steady maturity, and your lack of leadership qualities. It is a good thing that… 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?

Stephen Maio
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Stephen Maio

All three. Plenty of blame to go around

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 »