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The Hump Day Humor-Gram Issue #32, February 5, 2003

Please feel free to post this on your bulletin board, notice board,
wall, window, office door, co-worker, or boss’s forehead . . .

WARNING: May contain traces of peanuts.

In this issue . . .

1. Welcome to February
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Deep Thought of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
1. Welcome to February

Yes, the groundhogs have popped and the days are getting longer
(which, depending on how things are going at your workplace, is either
a good thing or a bad thing).

In honor of Groundhog Day (which was of course this past Sunday,
February 2nd), here is a true Canadian joke for the Canadians in the
crowd: What do you get when a cross a groundhog with a maple leaf?
Six more weeks of lousy hockey.

But seriously folks, moving right along to today . . . did you know
that today, February 5th is, yes, wait for it . . .

Official Weatherman’s Day! So be sure to say hello and give a hearty
thanks and big bear hug to your nearest weather person.

And of course, today is also the day when airplane luggage was first
screened in the United States, way back in 1972. (Americans are just
Canadians in a hurry, so the Canadians followed suit shortly there

So if you missed out celebrating Groundhog Day, you still have a
chance to redeem yourself. Grab your colleagues and head to the
nearest airport, where, if you’re lucky, you can say hello to a
meteorologist AND get your luggage screened in honor of this wonderful

Happy Hump Day folks! May the farce be with you.
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

Celebrate or recognize unusual holidays.

If you want to stand out from the pack, don’t send another Christmas
Card to your client, send them a Happy Groundhog Day card! (I
actually got one last year from a client).

Okay, so you are a little late for Groundhog Day, but what about a
Happy St. Patrick’s Day card? Or National Salesperson Day (March
2nd)? Why note take the staff out for lunch to celebrate Official
Frog Jumping Day (I’m sure it exists).

We’ll be letting you know many of the wacky dates and forgotten
occasions throughout the year here at the Hump Day Express, so you can
be ready to jump all over that next special moment.
“Groundhog Special!” This Week Only!

In honor of Groundhog Day we are offering a 20% sale on “When Do You
Let the Animals Out? A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Humor.”

The book retails for $9.95, but yes, order now (operators are standing
by at 1-866-609-2640)and you’ll cut a groundhog-popping $2.00 off the
price of each book. That’s just ridiculous when you think of it. The
book is packed with humorous stories, wacky photos, and silly visitor
questions (like, “At what age does an elk become a moose?”).

For information on the book surf up and check
out the books section under resources.

3. Deep Thought of the Week

The reason that lightning doesn’t usually strike twice in the same
place is the same place usually isn’t there the second time.
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

Some wacky statistics to ponder . . .

2% of Canadians buy gifts for their in-laws, while 22% buy gifts
for their pets.

4% of beer drinkers surveyed said that if long distance calls were
free, they’d use the money saved to buy more beer.

18% of Canadians are afraid to drive in a car driven by their

15% of Canadians have had to cancel a date or meeting because of
intestinal gas.

Copyright Michael Kerr, 2003

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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