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Humor at Work Humor-Gram: Moment of Laughter Day

The Hump Day Humor-Gram, April 29, 2009 Issue 301
Vote in our Humor at Work poll: What TV show most resembles
YOUR workplace?
1. I Need a Moment

Today, April 29, is “Moment of Laughter Day”. So in honor
of this auspicious day, here’s a few reasons to laugh more:
* More oxygen to the brain (always a good idea at work)
* Laughter is caffeine-free, sugar-free, tax-free
* Boosts T-cell activity (which boosts the immune system) and
salivary immunoglobulin A (which fights respiratory infections)
* Relaxes muscles and increases blood flow
* It’s a great alternative to crying, and with less clean-up
* Breaks down barriers and creates a sense of unity (unless
you’re the one being laughed at)
* Not sure if this one is good for the workplace, but maybe
it makes us look at our team mates more fondly: 92% of Canadians
believe that laughter is one of the most important aphrodisiacs
around (according to, and no, I’m not making this up, a poll by
Pfizer, the folks who make Viagra).
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

This is a perfect job for the “office joker”. Create a mock
“advice columnist” on your team who can dole out sage, yet witty
tips to co-workers on how to deal with workplace issues. The
perfect person (who would of course remain “anonymous” even
though you’d all figure out who it was) could help lighten the
overall mood by offering helpful team relationship advice,
workplace wellness tips, and general words of wisdom about
getting along at work.
3. Deep Thought of the Week

“When you buy self serve gas, always remember to tell yourself
to have a nice day.”
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky, World

Good news. I now know my wife will never leave me! Seems a
German woman has filed for divorce because she was fed up with
her husband cleaning all the time! (If only I had a nickel for
every time I’ve heard a woman complain about their husbands
helping out too much around the house . . .)

Happy Hump Day everyone. Remember, if you suppress laughter, it
goes right to the hips.
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2009.

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