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The Hump Day Humor-Gram, January 17, 2007 Issue Number 201

1. Happy New Year!
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Deep Thought of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
1. Happy New Year!

No doubt dozens of well-wishers have told you to have a happy
new year, so it seems apropos that we kick off 2007 with a
quick review of what the world’s leading happiness researchers
say we need to do to be happier at work:

– Celebrate small victories and milestones.
– Stay off the “hedonistic treadmill” by relishing what you have
instead of chasing the next bigger piece of cheese.
– Shorten your commute. (Sorry commuters, but studies show
that commuting ranks as one of life’s least enjoyable activities.)
– Make sure you get the chance to do whatever it is you do best
at least once a day.
– Plan experiences and social events that will give you something
to anticipate and then something to remember fondly, both huge
happiness boosters!
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

Try wearing a “Hello, My Name is ______” on your shirt for
the day or even an entire week and see what sort of reaction
you get. Scott Ginsberg, the “Name Tag Guy”, (surf him up at has been wearing a name tag 24/7 for
over six years now, after he refused to take it off after
attending a college event. Now, complete strangers are
friendlier to him. It puts a smile on their face, and his.
So try it out for a day or a week. (I’m going to try it myself
and I’ll report back to you. It will all be very exciting
I’m sure . . .unless someone beats me up.)
3. Deep Thought of the Week

“When arguing with a fool, always make sure they are not doing
the same thing!”
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

No matter how bad things are at your workplace right now, please,
oh please, for the love of gravy, don’t try this: A 21-year-old
German woman faked her own kidnapping by sending a text message
to her parents in order to get out of going to work at a fast
food restaurant. Wow, have times changed . . .I mean whatever
happened to just faking a gunshot wound?

Happy Hump Day one and all! And have a happy, happy new year.
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2006
Reach Michael at 1-866-609-2640,

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