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The Hump Day Humor-Gram, November 9, 2005 Issue Number 152

1. Taking a Time Out to Laugh
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Deep Thought of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
1. Taking a Time Out to Laugh

When I ask my audiences what blocks their sense of humor at
work, one of the top answers I consistently receive is,
“No time!” Many folks feel so harried, so pressured,
that they just feel like they don’t have any time to
laugh and have a bit of fun.

Which brings to mind the old quote, “Those who laugh . .
last.” If you want to last longer, and be more productive,
then we know from a gazillion and one studies that
folks who take regular breaks actually accomplish more.
So we need to remind ourselves that at those times
when we feel like we can least afford to take a humor break,
is exactly the time we NEED to take a humor break
(or as I like to say, “Break before you break!”)
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

CNC Global has “Treat Thursdays” every, well, Thursday of
course. So why not build on this and assign a certain fun
food item to each day of the week? You could have
M & M Mondays, Tasty Tuesdays, Watermelon Wednesdays,
Thirsty Thursdays, and Fritter Fridays (or, you know,
perhaps something a little healthier).
3. Quote of the Week

“I see humor as food. An adequate share of humor and
laughter represents an essential part of the diet for
the healthy person.” Norman Cousins
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World–The Fine Art of Cow Tipping

It behooves me (pun not only intended, but labored over
for hours) to share this study with you: researchers have
turned their attention to the delicate art of cow-tipping.
The University of British Columbia study suggests that a
minimum of five people would be required to adequately tip
over a cow – unless the cow was heavily intoxicated
(presumably as intoxicated as the people trying to tip the
cow in the first place).

Happy hump day! And please, don’t tip over any livestock.
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2005
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