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The Hump Day Humor-Gram, November 24, 2004 Issue #112

Hello again! Did you miss me? I sure missed you.
We’re back freshly fumigated, and, I’m pleased
to say, we now contain 25% fewer calories than before.

In this issue . . .

1. Why Your Missing Keys Is a Laughing Matter
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Quote of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
1. Why Your Missing Keys is a Laughing Matter

Ever forgot where you left your keys? Left a family member
behind at a gas station or forgot your boss’s name? Your own

Relax. And just laugh it off literally. According to Oregon
memory expert Dr. Patrick Gillette, laughter helps our capacity
to remember things by helping us relax and by increasing our
lung capacity and deep breathing two things associated with
improved memory.

So don’t forget to laugh more often, and if you do forget to
laugh well, then I guess, uh, just start laughing . . .
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

Keep a running file of the most unusual client/customer
requests you or your office receives according to a study
on the use of workplace humour in Australia, this proved to be
one of the top three sources of workplace humor!
3. Deep Thought of the Week

“If less is more, just imagine how much more, MORE
would be.” Dr. Frasier Crane
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

Those wacky folks at Jones Soda Co. are coming out with a few
new drink flavors sure to tickle the palate. Yes, fruitcake,
green bean casserole and mashed potato sodas are amongst
the delightful new soda flavours arriving in time for the
American Thanksgiving weekend, courtesy the Seattle-based
beverage company.

That sound you hear are my taste buds screaming in abject
terror. . .

Happy Hump Day everyone!
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2004

Back issues of the Hump Day Express can be
found at

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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