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The Hump Day Humor-Gram, July 6, 2005, Issue Number 140

In this issue . . .

1. Fun With Your Brain
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Quote of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
1. Fun With Your Brain

It’s summer, it’s hot now, so I don’t want to overly
tax you with any heavy duty humor reading, so instead
let’s try a wacky little group exercise, shall we?

As a great reminder that we really do have two separate
halves of our brains controlling our every move,
try this fun little experiment:

Lift your right foot into the air (standing or
sitting is fine) and then rotate your foot/lower leg
in a clockwise (right direction) manner.
Then take your right arm and try and draw the number 6
in the air, while you continue to rotate your leg to
the right.

You can’t do it. You may think you are doing it,
but look to see that your foot is still going to the
right. It’s not, is it?

Why? Because both movements are being controlled by the
left side, but it cannot process the commands to
go in two different directions at the same time, so the
brain overrides the first command to rotate your foot
to the right.

I’m sure that I’ve now given some of you enough to do
for the rest of your hump day.
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

The lazy, hazy days of summer is the perfect time for
a fun office makeover. So why not try what one of my
former clients did and create an office version of the
T.V. show Trading Spaces, where in teams re-design
designated office areas in fun, creative & exciting ways,
competing, of course, for valuable parting gifts.
3. Quote of the Week

“When in charge, ponder; when in trouble, delegate; and
when in doubt, murmur.” James H. Boren,
professional bureaucrat
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

British workers have been urged at least a few times
to get off their butts and do nothing, for at least one
day a year, in order to celebrate an annual “Slackers
Day.” Unfortunately, the day isn’t working out as
intended, perhaps due to the fact that 59% of British
workers who were surveyed said they didn’t do much of
anything anyways!

Happy Hump Day one and all!
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2005
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