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2014-07-06 04:06:25 AM  
Millenials have many, many, annoying qualities but I have to admit I've never noticed that they had particularly bad personal hygiene.
 
2014-07-06 04:09:17 AM  

vernonFL: This one time I came into work really hung over and my boss told me I smelled like liquor.  I was really embarrassed, but my boss was cool about it, like he knew how it felt - like he'd been there and done that and understood.

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Then he told me to get in my mouse, and get out of here.
 
2014-07-06 04:09:49 AM  

quo vadimus: Perhaps millenials prefer antiperspirant?


If I had to choose between a deodorant and anti-perspirant, I'd consistently take the latter.
 
2014-07-06 04:10:02 AM  

4seasons85!: my step-brother. He is 22, obese and he doesn't...shower.


So, he's given up.  What are you going to do?
 
2014-07-06 04:17:25 AM  
Axe body spray doesn't count either.
 
2014-07-06 04:36:55 AM  

BlueDWarrior: quo vadimus: Perhaps millenials prefer antiperspirant?

If I had to choose between a deodorant and anti-perspirant, I'd consistently take the latter.


It is natural for your body to perspire.  Unless you are dripping when you do, use deodorant.  It is not fair to confuse your sweat glands.
 
2014-07-06 04:52:42 AM  

BlueDWarrior: quo vadimus: Perhaps millenials prefer antiperspirant?

If I had to choose between a deodorant and anti-perspirant, I'd consistently take the latter.


I wouldn't,  but then I don't sweat properly to begin with,  I overheat and turn red instead,  not fun.
 
2014-07-06 05:12:27 AM  
Gen Stink?
 
2014-07-06 05:20:58 AM  
Ya, well, who are you to determine normal? Stop being a bigot and learn to love my stink
 
2014-07-06 05:34:06 AM  

Gdalescrboz: Ya, well, who are you to determine normal? Stop being a bigot and learn to love my stink


My man musk brings all the girls to the yard..
 
2014-07-06 06:10:07 AM  

Munchkin City Coroner: some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.

I would think that someone who was serious about not being poor and/or unemployed would make personal hygiene a priority.


Why? Personal hygiene is in many cases a luxury. Only shaving, getting a hair cut and using deodorant or scented soap or whatever when needed (such as just before an interview) saves money. It isn't as if some prospective employer is going to pull you off the street because you shaved and used some deodorant that morning.
 
2014-07-06 06:10:32 AM  

nijika: Oh god Baby Boomers please stop with these.  I had to deal with this crap all through the Generation X mania years, do you have to do it to ANOTHER generation too?


It's bullshiat, too. These kids smell better than I did in the the summer of '67. A LOT better.

Actually, all intergenerational sniping is bullshiat. A "generation" is a perfect example of Vonnegut's "granfalloon".
 
2014-07-06 06:20:22 AM  
Oh hey man, I know I haven't showered in a couple days and this coffee has whiskey in it to put up with being told I'm nothing more than a Nintendo humping loser, but I still need that trophy for showing up today. Yea, the big one since I was only 14 minutes late today.
 
2014-07-06 06:28:01 AM  

Lsherm: udhq: Lsherm: Fair enough, but why bother? Who thinks like this? Why would anyone interview for a $60K a year job smelling like booze, especially if you don't have any work experience?

There's your problem.  Who the ever-loving fark would bother going to college if they were willing to take a job for $60K?

/Unless you're in the middle of absolute BFE, freezing-cold nowhere.
//Or into non-profit work.

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That's a good salary for someone with no job experience at all.  Outside of NY or California, it's almost outstanding.


Please don't feed the troll
 
2014-07-06 06:31:27 AM  

some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.


When I was out of work years ago I did let my hygiene go if I had no interviews. I think 3 days was the longest I went, but if I was going to an interview I took a HAZMAT scrub down or a first date shower as I like to call them where I get in everywhere.

And Axe does not cover up anything, it makes you stink of Axe and BO, just think about the Sex Panther scene from Anchorman and thats what everyone thinks. This friend of my roomate would reek of it and I told her he cant come over if he has that much Axe on, jeebus the last time I had her wash any blanket or pillow he used and Fabreeze the couch.

/stings the nostrils
//smells like India food in a used diaper
 
2014-07-06 06:31:39 AM  

Prey4reign: Apparently proofreaders, of whatever generation, can't spell millennials right.


It's easy, too!

G-E-N-E-R-A-T-I-O-N Y

/I was alive when Reagan was president and the Soviets were still around
//I wasn't born in the 2000s.
 
2014-07-06 06:54:43 AM  

K3rmy: BlueDWarrior: quo vadimus: Perhaps millenials prefer antiperspirant?

If I had to choose between a deodorant and anti-perspirant, I'd consistently take the latter.

It is natural for your body to perspire.  Unless you are dripping when you do, use deodorant.  It is not fair to confuse your sweat glands.


Antiperspirants work by blocking the pores to stop the sweat from reaching the skin surface, some may also employ an astringent effect to reduce the size of pores to further aid in this. You do not need to worry about being unfair and/or confusing your sweat glands, they have zero awareness of what is going on.
 
2014-07-06 06:58:02 AM  
Keeping my children safe from harm is more important to me than eating lunch.

Headline - Have parents stopped eating?
 
2014-07-06 07:05:05 AM  

Hector Remarkable: So if you're looking to go corporate, douse yourself in patchouli.


No, just brush your hair, take a bath, and throw on some deo when you are at work. At least TRY to pretend you care about looking somewhat professional.  We all work for "The man" at some point, and sometimes we gotta play by their rules to get paid.
 
2014-07-06 07:09:48 AM  
We stop at the same coffee shop just about every night to end our shift, college town, lots of "millenials" "hipsters" whatever you call them.  Whenever it's warm enough we drink our coffee outside because of the ever-changing collage of BO and skunk-juice in there.  Dude sat down next to me awhile back that stunk so bad he could have peeled paint and proceeded to play warcraft on his laptop.  I don't think they can afford water or something.  College town, they all reek.
 
2014-07-06 07:12:39 AM  

hitnrun74: We stop at the same coffee shop just about every night to end our shift, college town, lots of "millenials" "hipsters" whatever you call them.  Whenever it's warm enough we drink our coffee outside because of the ever-changing collage of BO and skunk-juice in there.  Dude sat down next to me awhile back that stunk so bad he could have peeled paint and proceeded to play warcraft on his laptop.  I don't think they can afford water or something.  College town, they all reek.


"skunk-juice"...I can dig that term! I will have to remember that one :)
 
2014-07-06 07:16:01 AM  

TheOmni: This article is so farking dumb. The whole thing is based off a survey about what people say is important in their daily lives. All around the one data point saying that "millennials" (they never actually define the term) only scored deodorant at 87, versus a 91 for all "adults" surveyed (again, age range not defined). Nothing about actual usage or odor, just saying if they think that deodorant is of daily importance. And then they took that 4 point difference and just randomly threw in some condescending job advice and the requisite shiatting on millennials.


Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility

Isn't it Bank of Americas job to shiat on people ?
 
2014-07-06 07:23:51 AM  
So..."deodorant" is a few percent less important to them?

Is it possible that some of them prefer to actually just bathe regularly instead of focusing on regular applications of some kind of deodorantcounterstench?

/Why is it called "de"odorant when it's actually adding more odors instead?
 
2014-07-06 07:29:32 AM  
SAVE WATER! Self indulgent BOOMERS.
 
2014-07-06 08:05:35 AM  

Lsherm: I've been interviewing quite a lot of recent grads at my new job.   We've had some alarming interviews with recent grads who farking REEK of alcohol during the interview.  They clearly can't smell it, and since they're young they don't look hungover, but Jesus Christ I've worked with functioning alcoholics who manage to come to work each day smelling better than these kids.  Here's a protip: don't go out drinking the night before an interview.  You can go out drinking right after the interview, just stay dry for 24 hours before the interview.  Women or men - they'll try to cover it up with Axe or perfume but that sour alcohol smell is still there.

We've also had people who come from areas of the world where deodorant or perfume isn't commonly used. My advice? Learn to use it at least for the interview.  We sat through a horrific 60 minutes with a woman who was very attractive, very qualified, and who smelled like she hadn't washed herself in 16 days. It was a stink that lingered so strongly the next interview candidate felt the need to point out the smell wasn't coming from her.  I sympathized.  Four hours later I could still smell that woman in the room.  If Seinfeld hadn't done it first, it could have been a sitcom episode.


LOL, and gross. I think I'd prefer alcohol smell to 16 day old body odor.

I once dated a guy who refused to wear deodorant (allergic). I literally gagged one time and told him it was over. Also had a crush on a guy with halitosis, but nope, had to bail on that too.
 
2014-07-06 08:05:48 AM  
20-somethings calling themselves "international business developer*" or "entrepreneur" 90% of the time means they're part of an MLM, and possibly didn't finish college.  My partner's 24 year old sister is convinced if she keeps spending $150/month buying product that no one wants($70 for 24 cans, erm no thank you), she'll soon be making a 6 figure income, nevermind that the company's own financials show that 95% make less than minimum wage, and 75% lose money, nope she's "special". Because sleeping until noon and not working a job(just over broke) gives her plenty of time.....to watch netflix. so far she's at negative $1,500 or so.

*actually a term encouraged by an unscrupulous MLM CEO(think "healthy" energy drinks-it's got mangosteen, which is what plants want!) who targets ages 17-25 because they're too young to know many MLMs are product based pyramid schemes.
 
2014-07-06 08:08:03 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: And wash those goddamned jeans, filthy hipsters!


If you wear underwear, you only have to wash jeans after the second wear!

/wear
 
2014-07-06 08:10:34 AM  

vernonFL: This one time I came into work really hung over and my boss told me I smelled like liquor.  I was really embarrassed, but my boss was cool about it, like he knew how it felt - like he'd been there and done that and understood.


The trick is to not be hungover, but actively intoxicated. Vodka and eclipse gum smells fresh and everyone will love you!
 
2014-07-06 08:12:26 AM  
That "article" was so bad it gave me cancer.
 
2014-07-06 08:13:43 AM  

BlaqueKatt: 20-somethings calling themselves "international business developer*" or "entrepreneur" 90% of the time means they're part of an MLM, and possibly didn't finish college.  My partner's 24 year old sister is convinced if she keeps spending $150/month buying product that no one wants($70 for 24 cans, erm no thank you), she'll soon be making a 6 figure income, nevermind that the company's own financials show that 95% make less than minimum wage, and 75% lose money, nope she's "special". Because sleeping until noon and not working a job(just over broke) gives her plenty of time.....to watch netflix. so far she's at negative $1,500 or so.

*actually a term encouraged by an unscrupulous MLM CEO(think "healthy" energy drinks-it's got mangosteen, which is what plants want!) who targets ages 17-25 because they're too young to know many MLMs are product based pyramid schemes.


THIS. My sister AND brother in law fell for that shiat, as well as a few friends. I tried to warm them and straight up told them it was a pyramid sceme but noooo, they wont listen to me.
 
2014-07-06 08:28:05 AM  

mafiageek1980: BlaqueKatt: 20-somethings calling themselves "international business developer*" or "entrepreneur" 90% of the time means they're part of an MLM, and possibly didn't finish college.  My partner's 24 year old sister is convinced if she keeps spending $150/month buying product that no one wants($70 for 24 cans, erm no thank you), she'll soon be making a 6 figure income, nevermind that the company's own financials show that 95% make less than minimum wage, and 75% lose money, nope she's "special". Because sleeping until noon and not working a job(just over broke) gives her plenty of time.....to watch netflix. so far she's at negative $1,500 or so.

*actually a term encouraged by an unscrupulous MLM CEO(think "healthy" energy drinks-it's got mangosteen, which is what plants want!) who targets ages 17-25 because they're too young to know many MLMs are product based pyramid schemes.

THIS. My sister AND brother in law fell for that shiat, as well as a few friends. I tried to warm them and straight up told them it was a pyramid sceme but noooo, they wont listen to me.


One of my first job "interviews" out of college was one of these. I was familiar with the term pyramid scheme and figured it out right away. One of their products was called "Liquid Chi" and was literally a gallon of water with about a pinch of sea salt added."
 
2014-07-06 08:28:29 AM  
Hey boss man, I know you wanted that excel file today but Christie updated her FB with the same text as a tweet she posted and after telling her it was a faux pas I noticed it's 3 pm. Gonna go hang out in the cafe, maybe I'll shower tomorrow.
 
2014-07-06 08:28:43 AM  
Kids these days and their music! *shakes fist*
 
2014-07-06 08:31:17 AM  
Friends of mine run an expensive, high-end B&B.  They once told me the housekeepers rejoice when they see young couples at breakfast because they know, most of the time, the showers and jetted tubs won't be used.  The inn keepers are kind of amazed because most couples are there for romantic getaways and are likely to be having hot and dirty sexy time thus requiring bathing to maintain common standards of personal hygiene.  I suppose as long as the girls don't stick to the breakfast chairs it's all good.
 
2014-07-06 08:39:01 AM  

some_beer_drinker: Lsherm: some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.

That's absolutely not true.  I've been poor and unemployed.  The first thing you skimp on is beer.

you clearly have your priorities very mixed up. when i was poor and unemployed i made my own beer, and sold the extra to my friends. never never give up on beer, or your life is over.


The world is a better place for your fark handle being more than just that.

In other news, a whole generation of women are out there who don`t care about YOUR personal hygene...

The game is changing and it looks like both sides are reducing the cost to the other for sex/relationship when compared to the old bargain which went something like this.

The old bargain went something like this

Woman "I put sex on the table"
Man "I also put sex on the table"
Woman "That`s not enough"
Man "Ok, I`ll also put dinner and some gifts on the table"
Woman "That`s not enough, I may catch something from you"
Man "Ok, I`ll also put not having sex with other people on the table"
Woman "That`s not enough, look I may get pregnant here. I may have to look after some kids until they fark off"
Man "Ok, I`ll also put looking after the kids on the table"
Woman "That`s not enough, me and the kids have to eat you know"
Man "Ok, I`ll put going out to work for 30 years until I have used up all my will to live on the table but I`ll not have the time to spend with you or the kids so much"
Woman "That`s looking like the right sort of deal, sign this contract. You may now kiss the bride."

New bargain

Woman "I put sex on the table"
Man "I also put sex on the table"
Woman "That seems good to me"
Man "Seems good to me too"

You may notice, in the new deal the woman does not have to make herself seem like this amazing, never to be repeated deal anymore, hence the reduced importance of personal hygiene. No need to be a domestic goddess or mother to all, she just has to be willing to accept the price of sex as being the gift of sex, which it should be in an equal world.

This also allows guys to be slackers working their one man business out of their moms basement instead of getting a proper job too.

So we have stinky women with a redesigned sexual contract and slackers with no pressure to `step up`

Sounds great. THIS is a future I can get behind.
 
2014-07-06 08:40:22 AM  
Worst generation EVAR!
 
2014-07-06 08:41:28 AM  

pissnmoan: Friends of mine run an expensive, high-end B&B.  They once told me the housekeepers rejoice when they see young couples at breakfast because they know, most of the time, the showers and jetted tubs won't be used.  The inn keepers are kind of amazed because most couples are there for romantic getaways and are likely to be having hot and dirty sexy time thus requiring bathing to maintain common standards of personal hygiene much too busy getting jiggy than getting clean. They can wash once they get home.  I suppose as long as the girls don't stick to the breakfast chairs it's all good.


FTFY
 
2014-07-06 08:41:49 AM  

BlaqueKatt: 20-somethings calling themselves "international business developer*" or "entrepreneur" 90% of the time means they're part of an MLM, and possibly didn't finish college.  My partner's 24 year old sister is convinced if she keeps spending $150/month buying product that no one wants($70 for 24 cans, erm no thank you), she'll soon be making a 6 figure income, nevermind that the company's own financials show that 95% make less than minimum wage, and 75% lose money, nope she's "special". Because sleeping until noon and not working a job(just over broke) gives her plenty of time.....to watch netflix. so far she's at negative $1,500 or so.

*actually a term encouraged by an unscrupulous MLM CEO(think "healthy" energy drinks-it's got mangosteen, which is what plants want!) who targets ages 17-25 because they're too young to know many MLMs are product based pyramid schemes.


I think I know which one you're talking about, actually.  This one time, I was on the last leg of a trip to the States on business and had been awake for something like 20 hours with meetings the next day, and all I wanted to do was get a few hours of sleep.  So naturally the guy sitting next to me starts trying to sell me on some transparently bogus energy-drink, which gets sold by "independent distributor entrepreneurs" showing me pictures of his BMW 3-series and the swimming pool at his house in suburban San Diego.  As if that's supposed to be impressive or something.  Anyway, he gave me his card, which I politely accepted in a vain attempt to get him to wrap up his spiel.  I think it's propping up one leg of my kitchen table right now.  About the worst way to get me to buy and/or sell any product that I've yet experienced.

Mangosteens are awfully tasty, though.  The dessert at our Christmas dinner every year is a latter of tropical fruits (mangosteen, lychees, guava, carambole, so on and so forth), and they're always the first ones gone.

/had a durian once
//the smell was indescribable
 
2014-07-06 08:44:52 AM  
How does Kelli B. Grant still have a job?  Does MSNBC not have an editor?  Do they know what statistics are?  How does trolling millennials fit their long term goals?

/As an old guy myself, I once had to tell a 16 year old in my car pool that if he ever wore that much Axe again, he'd have to find another way to get to school.  This was about 7 years ago. Do college graduates still really wear that stuff?
 
2014-07-06 08:52:16 AM  

some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.


uh, what? since when?

first thing you skimp out on is subscriptions, second is luxury items, third is gas/personal transportation, fourth is living arrangements

you never ever skimp out on hygiene or deodorant
 
2014-07-06 08:55:42 AM  

eventhelosers: SAVE WATER! Self indulgent BOOMERS.


if you want to save water then fill a bucket of water and wet a rag, it's how most of the world bathes, you don't technically need a gallon of water to get a tiny bit of soap off your skin - tho it is nice
 
2014-07-06 08:59:04 AM  
Would people STFU about the "millennials" already? They're becoming almost as obnoxious as the Boomers, if that's even possible. At least us Gen Xers didn't give a fark and left everyone alone.
 
2014-07-06 09:03:02 AM  
thumbs.anyclip.com
 
2014-07-06 09:19:38 AM  

AdamK: some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.
uh, what? since when?
first thing you skimp out on is subscriptions, second is luxury items, third is gas/personal transportation, fourth is living arrangements
you never ever skimp out on hygiene or deodorant


You gotta forgive him. His priorities are different, since he's drunk most of the time.
 
2014-07-06 09:21:05 AM  
I'll assume the next "article" will be about millennials having fat mommas and will have a survey on just how fat their mommas really are.
 
2014-07-06 09:25:46 AM  

Ker_Thwap: How does Kelli B. Grant still have a job?  Does MSNBC not have an editor?  Do they know what statistics are?  How does trolling millennials fit their long term goals?

/As an old guy myself, I once had to tell a 16 year old in my car pool that if he ever wore that much Axe again, he'd have to find another way to get to school.  This was about 7 years ago. Do college graduates still really wear that stuff?


Some do, we had one last year at work that would just get his axe funk stuck in the elevator. It was like the BO episode of Seinfeld it would stick to you and so pungent you could taste it.

Right now I will confess I havent showered this weekend, yesterday I was doing housework all day so I kinda got a funky BO pine smell going. But I will shower after the laundry is done and I mow the lawn.
 
2014-07-06 09:36:15 AM  

groppet: Ker_Thwap: How does Kelli B. Grant still have a job?  Does MSNBC not have an editor?  Do they know what statistics are?  How does trolling millennials fit their long term goals?

/As an old guy myself, I once had to tell a 16 year old in my car pool that if he ever wore that much Axe again, he'd have to find another way to get to school.  This was about 7 years ago. Do college graduates still really wear that stuff?

Some do, we had one last year at work that would just get his axe funk stuck in the elevator. It was like the BO episode of Seinfeld it would stick to you and so pungent you could taste it.

Right now I will confess I havent showered this weekend, yesterday I was doing housework all day so I kinda got a funky BO pine smell going. But I will shower after the laundry is done and I mow the lawn.


I had always figured Axe was for middle-schoolers who didn't want to walk out of the locker room after gym class smelling like they'd been playing basketball for an hour, but who were too hung up/embarrassed to take a shower.
 
2014-07-06 09:45:01 AM  
ducatiforum.co.uk
 
2014-07-06 09:46:35 AM  

Lsherm: I've been interviewing quite a lot of recent grads at my new job.   We've had some alarming interviews with recent grads who farking REEK of alcohol during the interview.  They clearly can't smell it, and since they're young they don't look hungover, but Jesus Christ I've worked with functioning alcoholics who manage to come to work each day smelling better than these kids.  Here's a protip: don't go out drinking the night before an interview.  You can go out drinking right after the interview, just stay dry for 24 hours before the interview.  Women or men - they'll try to cover it up with Axe or perfume but that sour alcohol smell is still there.

We've also had people who come from areas of the world where deodorant or perfume isn't commonly used. My advice? Learn to use it at least for the interview.  We sat through a horrific 60 minutes with a woman who was very attractive, very qualified, and who smelled like she hadn't washed herself in 16 days. It was a stink that lingered so strongly the next interview candidate felt the need to point out the smell wasn't coming from her.  I sympathized.  Four hours later I could still smell that woman in the room.  If Seinfeld hadn't done it first, it could have been a sitcom episode.


Stay classy, kids!
 
2014-07-06 09:50:17 AM  
I walked outside in the rain today. Does that count as a shower if I brought soap with me?
 
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