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The Hump Day Humor-Gram February 4, 2004 Issue #75

In this issue . . .

1. Liming Away Stress
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Quote of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
1. Liming Away Stress

Having recently (and rather reluctantly) returned from a trip
to the Caribbean, I am reminded of the Caribbean slang term of
“liming.” The kind of liming I am referring to has nothing to
do with drinking Margaritas, rather the term means to simply
“hang out, chill out, or do absolutely nothing in a totally
guilt-free manner.”

In our hi-tech, over-jammed work world of ours, “liming”, I fear,
is quickly becoming a lost art. And yet, I think one of the most
important things we can do for our spirits, our soul, our mental
and physical well-being, is to practice a little workplace liming
(not a LOT, mind you, I still want you to remain employed) on a
regular basis.

Find a quiet place during the craziest of days to just lime away
a few minutes, and notice the difference it makes to your state
of mind, your level of stress and to your creativity.

And of course, don’t forget to practice safe liming while at
home. Too many of us fall into the needless trap of feeling
guilty when we are not constantly doing something: We beat ourselves up
for not working, or even, sometimes, for not playing hard enough.

In the long run, a little liming goes a long way.
(Of course, in a long rum, a little lime’s not
such a bad idea either . . .).
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

Try your hand at a little “stealth disco.” This craze, started
last March in a Chicago advertising firm, is sweeping, yes that’s
right, sweeping the planet.

The idea is simple: sneak up behind a co-worker who is hard
at work, and start disco dancing behind them. Have another
co-worker video tape you, then e-mail it to your oblivious
colleague, or post it on the web for the world to see.
3. Quote of the Week

Those who dance are considered insane by those who
can’t hear the music. George Carlin
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

A Swiss firm has been created which helps companies to
advertise their products or service . . . wait for it . . .
on the sides of cows, using car paint. Moo.

Happy Hump day one and all. Remember to get your
daily recommended doses of laughter.
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2004

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International speaker Michael Kerr, “The Workplace Energizer” is
the author of five books, including When Do You Let the Animals
Out? and You Can’t Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work. Michael
delivers keynote talks and workshops on humor in the workplace,
business creativity and public speaking skills.

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