The Hump Day Humor-Gram Issue #110, November 3, 2004

In this issue . . .

1. Even Rescue Dogs Get the Blues
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Quote of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
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1. Even Rescue Dogs Get the Blues
We’ve spoken here at the old Hump Day a few times about
the need to give ourselves a positive, fun reward as a way
of dealing with some of our common stressors. In other words,
we need to remember to remember to celebrate not just when
things go well, but when things go bad as well. After all,
that’s when a little injection of fun and humour is the
most needed.

A reminder of this principle comes from the world of rescue
dogs. Rescue dogs searching for victims in large disasters are
known to get depressed if they just keep finding dead people
(I can’t say I really blame them). So to keep them motivated
search officials will occasionally bury a live person
from the rescue team under some rubble so the dog gets to
actually save someone and feel good about his job for a while,
providing a much needed motivational shot in the paw to the dog.
The moral of the story: if you’re digging yourself out from under
a load of bad stuff, remember to bury a few gems or plan for a
few fun distractions somewhere along the trail.
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2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
Come up with creative, offbeat, wacky names for all your hallways,
rooms and even your stairways. That way, trudging off to your next
meeting will at least seem a tad more exciting when you’re skipping
along the corridors.
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3. Quote of the Week
“A comedian is someone who knows a good joke when he steals one.”
Anon.
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4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
There weren’t quite enough wacky folks last week in Nanaimo, B.C.
to make it into the world records book for the most number of
people wearing Grouch Marx glasses at the same location. 867
people showed up, only 62 shy of the record. Missed it by a nose,
or well, 62 noses.
Happy Hump Day everyone! Keep laughing!
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Copyright Michael Kerr, 2004
Got to www.mikekerr.com for more humour at work articles,
DVDs, books and training programs.

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