Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

I’m Not Making This Up, You Know posts related to odd behavior on social media have been proliferating for the past few days. This INMTUYK first ran six years ago today.

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I found this in my inbox on Christmas Day—bs_linkedin_reqYes, it appeared that the Cabin Boy™ wanted to connect to my LinkedIn network. After verifying that this really did come from Schmalfeldt, I did not accept.

And now the Cabin Boy™ is apparently suffering butthurt.fmp201612270436zThe Gentle Reader may wonder to what the Cabin Boy™ refers when he writes of moving to Maryland. When I viewed his profile, it listed him as a candidate for a writer/editor job with the National Institute on Aging which is a part of the NIH based in Maryland. The Gentle Reader may remember that the Cabin Boy™ claims the NIH as one of his multitude of former employers.

So the Cabin Boy™ would have folks believe that when he sent me a request to connect to my LinkedIn network and I verified and denied his request, I was stalking him.

Although I generally prefer Popehat’s description of Bill Schmalfeldt as a “demented freak,” Stacy McCain’s formulation of “deranged cyberstalker” seems to fit this episode.

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FWIW, Schmalfeldt is unretired again and using his GS-13 editorial skills—but not in Maryland.

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