Skip to comments.Please Don’t Hurt My Mom and Dad
Posted on 05/04/2017 6:26:39 AM PDT by NOBO2012
We dont call them snowflakes for naught. The age of majority in 48 states is 18 and 19 in the other two. Yet one of our nations most vaunted universities finds these adults unable to deal with the stress of library fines. So theyve done away with them. From The Harvard Crimson:
We have witnessed first hand the stress that overdue fines can cause for students. Eliminating standard overdue fines and standardizing loan periods across Harvards libraries should help students focus on their scholarship, rather than worrying about renewing library books every 28 days in order to avoid fines.
Old enough to vote, marry, hook-up, and defend our country in mortal combat,but not yet old enough to either return borrowed books on time or deal with the consequences. Something that most children learn by age 10, or at least they used to.
I suspect its the consequences part of the equation that does not compute for the helicopter parent generation. Its hard to understand something youve never had to deal with.
Its probably too late for this generation. The only consequences they approve is the punishment imposed on people who dare express disbelief in the dogma that has been hammered into their heads since the day they were conceived: global warming, cultural relativity and white mans guilt. Use free speech to express an opinion in opposition to one of these sacred lambs and the wrath of Political Correctness will rain down on your head.
Just ask the student whose paper was marked down for the audacity of using the term mankind instead of humankind (both defined identically in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary). His professor deemed the non-politically correct, non-gender neutral term to be a writing mechanics error. Apparently Professor Davis created his own rules since English grammar doesnt prohibit the proper use of words simply because some people find them offensive. Mark Steyn accuses Professor Davis and his ilk of "engaging in the totalitarian moronization of a generation." Current events would indicate that hes correct.
Having been mind-melded by their teachers and culture, todays youth believe that disagreement with their progressive doctrine is morally unacceptable and therefore grounds for both ostracizing and censure. With that type of totalitarian mindset I guess I can understand why the thought of breaking a simple rule like not returning your library books on time would throw them into a tailspin. Im just surprised that exceptional students at such an elite university couldnt figure out a way around the problem.
Oh wait that would involve problem solving, something else seldom taught anymore. So I guess eliminating the fine was the only way to alleviate the overwhelming stress imposed by late library books.
They would have returned them for me if only they would have known they were due.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
Real adults know the world is an imperfect place. Soldier on and pay your fines.
OMG. Even my 6 year-old granddaughter knows that you have to return library books on time. Her parents recently determined that they have checked out some 4,000 books since she was born.
Assignments? Just say they did them.
Gosh, this gets stupider and more distressing by the day.
Why a duck?
Most mallards can correctly use “your.” I don’t know what’s wrong with that one.
They’ll expect that same leniency when dealing with their mortgage lender at age 35. They’ll lose their house and have to move back home with mom and dad who did learn to return books to the library when they were 7.
The Harvard Crimson—as in turning beet red with embarASSment—is an apt name for this paper.
Loons are the poor spellers!
Sometimes you have to be a little abrasive to put a polish on things and even out the irregularities.
Snowflakes need to have their noses pushed into the grindstone from time to time.
George Washington’s library book returned, 221 years later:
Most mallards can correctly use your. I dont know whats wrong with that one.
I think it’s a requirement for internet memes to contain at least one misspelling.
Makes it easy if I am still reading a book and don't want to go into town to the library to do the same thing myself. Great service.
As if they can’t send the library a selfie with the book asking for it to be renewed to give them two more weeks to turn it in. Oh, the hugh manatee! In ten years, even more will be on the government dole because they’re too scared to leave their homes to go to work. Count on it. It’s coming.
Overdue library books and parking violations. You notice they never had either when the King had official torturers? It’s no coincidence.
Our checkout period is a year and you can renew it for another year...except for new releases of course because the library leases those. 21 day checkout period
Having access to a large university library is the greatest perk in the world. 7600 DVD’s. The last one on the list (I just checked) was “Where Eagles Dare”.
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