The Hump Day Humor-Gram Issue #58, September 10th, 2003

In this issue . . .

1. THIS IS NOT SPAM!!!
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Quote of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
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1. THIS IS NOT SPAM!!!

Hello friends . . . just a little note to let you know that this
important announcement (that may just save your life) is NOT
SPAM!!! You KNOW it’s not SPAM by the fact that I have oh so
cleverly capitalized the subject heading and added several exclamation
marks to demonstrate just how empathically I believe that this
is NOT SPAM!!! And by referring to you as my friends, you know
that I can be trusted to solve any of your marital, debt, career,
and/or anatomy-related issues you may have.

Ah yes, good old spam.

I awoke this morning to find 68 e-mail messages awaiting me
in my mailbox. One was legit. 67 were spam.

According to a survey by Yahoo Mail, one in 12 folks believe
spammers should be jailed, while three out of four find it
LESS irritating to clean a toilet than they do cleaning out the
spam! Wow.

And have you heard about spam rage? It’s all the rage. People are
losing their tempers because of spam, and well, spamming out at
each other!

Clearly spam is cramping our sense of ha ha, when in fact what
we need to do is to dig deep into our humor resources to find
the funny when it comes to spam.

So give out a prize for whoever has the most spam in their mailbox.
Collect the particularly funny spams to share around the office
(there truly ARE some funny ones, in a pathetically sad sort
of funny way). Send out your own mock ones to co-workers
to announce your next meeting in a spamish sort of way.
Mentally reframe the stress of spam by imagining the people
who sent it you in swimming in a giant pool of Spam (the
meat product).

But above all else, as annoying as it can be, just remember
to laugh it off and don’t take spam too seriously . . .

TRUST ME FRIENDS!! AND IF YOU WRITE ME RIGHT NOW I WILL SEND YOU MY
30-DAY FREE PROGRAM “SPAMMING THE SPAMMERS BEFORE THEY SPAM YOU!”

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE, EVEN THOUGH IT’S TOTALLY FREE! PLUS I’LL THROW
IN A FREE HOUSE, COMPLETE WITH A FAMILY THAT SMELLS REAL NICE! IMAGINE
NO MORE SPAM! EVER! EVEN AFTER YOUR DEAD! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
AND HECK, WHILE I’M AT IT I’ll WIPE OUT YOUR DEBT, FIND SOME MORE
CLASSMATES FOR YOU AND ENLARGE YOUR EARS BY AN ASTONISHING TWO INCHES
A WEEK FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE (WHICH, BY THE WAY, IF YOU ACT NOW,
I’ll ADD ANOTHER 50 YEARS TO!).
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2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

Bring some disposable cameras along to your next work social event,
picnic, conference or off-site meeting and encourage folks to
pass the cameras around and snap candid, random shots of each other
throughout the day. It’s an easy way to have fun, get everyone
involved, and a great way to collect some wacky memories of the event.
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3. Quote of the Week

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and
learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a
dozen.” Novelist John Steinbeck
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4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

A Swedish worker was awarded $126,400 dollars (Canadian) by
a tribunal, after the bank he worked for had laid him off for
getting extremely angry at a co-worker.

The tribunal awarded him the compensation after
agreeing that the poor fellow had sufficient grounds for
his anger – the co-worker who had upset him, had done so by
coming into his office and, well, leaving behind a real stinker
(we’re not talking spam here folks).

I can see the program now, coming to a workplace near you:
“The Ethics and Control of Gaseous Exchanges In the Modern
Workplace.”

Happy Humpday. May your week smell like a bed of roses.
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Copyright Michael Kerr, 2003

Back issues of the Hump Day Express can be
found at http://www.mikekerr.com

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.

mailto:mike@mikekerr.com
http://www.mikekerr.com
1-866-609-2640

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