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The Hump Day Humor Gram Issue #39, March 26, 2003

Please feel free to pass this along, over, under, or inside out
to anyone, whether they be animal, vegetable or mineral . . .

WARNING: May ignite if lit with match.

In this issue . . .

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

Ever met a dentist named Dr. Payne and thought to yourself,
“Self, now THERE’S a person destined to their profession.”

Call me bored, call me crazy, but for years I’ve collected names
of real-life folks whose names matched the work they do. For example:
(and I’m not making these up. . .)

An ornithologist named Dr. Bird
A marketing director for a ski hill named Mr. Snowsell
A sex therapist named Mr. Lust
A San Jose goaltender: Steve Shields
Doctors: Dr. Surgeon, Dr. Cure and Dr. Hurt
A swimming pool supervisor: Ms. Dolphin
A piano tuner: Otto Keyes
Dog show judge: Mr. Woof
Bank president: Mr. Crook
A chef: Mr. Cook
A carpenter: Mr. Hammer
A marine timber expert: Jon Barnacle
Meteorologist: Dave Storm

So my Hump Day challenge to you is to be on the lookout for
names that match people’s jobs: I’ll gladly accept any
submissions you come across.
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

It is official “Make Your Own Holiday Day” today, March 26th,
So, you know, make up your own holiday.

Perhaps it’s official “I Don’t Wanna Day” OR

“Official Iguana Day”
“Staple Remover Day”
“Earlobe Day”
“Bring Your Turtle to Work Day”
“Celebrate Your Inner Klingon Day”

Or better yet, figure out a holiday that ties to your profession
or office, and start a fun and wacky annual tradition.

Vote Now! Vote Often!

The Canadian Therapeutic Humour Association is polling folks to
find out: “Who is the funniest living Canadian?”

To qualify the person should be . . . .

1. A human
2. Still breathing
3. A Canadian
4. Someone who practices “positive” humour

If you have someone you would like to vote for please send
your vote to: and put Funny Vote in the
subject line.
3. Quote of the Week

“The easiest way to locate the slowest moving line at a grocery
store is to get in it.” Anon.
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World – From Our Wacky Archives

An unusually hot summer in England a few years back caused
problems for the zoos penguins: the penguins lost so many feathers
that the zoo keepers had to lather the little penguins in sunscreen
each day before they ventured outside.
Copyright Michael Kerr, February 2003

Back issues of the Hump Day Express Can be found

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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