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The Hump Day Humor-Gram, October 17, 2007 Issue Number 234

1. Stop in the Name of Humor!

If you want to get your message across, any message,
then don’t be afraid to be daring, and certainly
don’t be afraid to use some humor. Especially when lives
are at stake.

The village of Oak Lawn, Illinois are hoping to catch local
drivers’ attention and save some lives with some unusual
stop signs, such as:

– Stop in the Name of Love!
– Stop Right There Pilgrim
– Stop and Smell the Roses
– Really. You Gotta Stop!
– Billion Dollar Fine

The signs are placed below the standard red stop sign.
The mayor of Oak Lawn believes that government takes itself
too seriously (no!) and hopes the signs will give drivers
a chuckle and encourage them to STOP (or My Mom Will Shoot).
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

At your next meeting, conference or employee retreat, instead
of wearing the usual name tag, encourage everyone to write
down either an unusual question or an unusual tidbit
about themselves. It’s a fun way to break the ice and to
encourage more interesting conversations.
3. Deep Thought of the Week

You know that customer service is getting bad when plumbers
refuse to make house calls.
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky, World

Carrying on with last week’s name theme: according to researchers
at Miami University, people remember certain names easier
when they match certain facial features that we associate the
names with. Apparently, we associate the name Tim with a
lean and angular face, whereas Bobs we associate with a rounder,
larger face. Thus, if you meet a lean-faced Tim or a moon-faced
Bob, you are more likely to remember their names.
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2007.

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