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‘Hump day’ causing distraction in CT school
CNN Headline News ^ | 4:56 PM EDT, Thu October 03, 2013 | (HLN Raising America Staff)

Posted on 10/04/2013 9:20:30 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Geico might be known for its little lizard, but it's the camel that’s stirring up trouble.

You might have seen their latest commercial. A camel walks through a workplace asking people what day it is. He’s super excited about it being hump day. Funny, right?

Teachers at least one Connecticut middle school aren’t fans, because the kids are screaming “HUMP DAY” in the halls, students told HLN affiliate WFSB. They say it’s distracting, and they want it to stop. …

(Excerpt) Read more at hlntv.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banned; commercial; humpday; middleschool

1 posted on 10/04/2013 9:20:30 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Big deal...


2 posted on 10/04/2013 9:21:33 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase

Yes, they ran out of “government shutdown” stories after finally discovering that they can’t get the public all mad about it.


3 posted on 10/04/2013 9:22:41 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

You won’t have to slap more than two or three kids upside the head for the rest to figure out screaming in the halls is not recommended.


4 posted on 10/04/2013 9:23:03 AM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Olog-hai

5 posted on 10/04/2013 9:23:41 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Matthew 5:37)
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To: Olog-hai

Unghhh. Children are sooooo immature.


6 posted on 10/04/2013 9:23:56 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Olog-hai

I still do it at my job. No one has asked me to stop yet.


7 posted on 10/04/2013 9:25:27 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: miliantnutcase

Exactly. If this were the worst thing that was happening in schools these days, we’d be in pretty good shape.

These idiot teachers need to shut up and teach.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 9:26:16 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: miliantnutcase

Sports talk show host The Fabulous Sports Babe used to have a bit (done by “the voice of ESPN” Jim Cutler I believe) set to the tune of the Funeral March

It’s Hu-u-ump day—HooAh!
It’s Hu-u-ump day—HooAh!
Wednesday is...
Hu-u-ump day—Hooah!


9 posted on 10/04/2013 9:27:05 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Olog-hai

According to the link, two teachers in one school have told kids to stop yelling “Hump Day”. That’s it, and the article admits this.

The rest of the link is devoted to an idiotic demonstration of how to annoy people in a lame attempt at humor.


10 posted on 10/04/2013 9:27:06 AM PDT by kidd (No blood for ego)
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To: Olog-hai

Tea Party’s fault?


11 posted on 10/04/2013 9:27:50 AM PDT by McGruff (President Obama turning into Emporer Palpatine?)
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To: Olog-hai

hahaha give these kids a medal.


12 posted on 10/04/2013 9:28:01 AM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: Olog-hai

Good thing the don’t know about Frikin Friday.


13 posted on 10/04/2013 9:29:30 AM PDT by McGruff (President Obama turning into Emporer Palpatine?)
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To: Olog-hai

When I was in middle school, teachers could control their classrooms even on hump day.

In fact, I may have learned the term from a teacher who explained that its the day we get over the hump and head for the weekend.


14 posted on 10/04/2013 9:29:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

hahahahahaha

this made me laugh...our principal and assistant principal have been known to reenact it on the morning announcements.

I have one student in my class that on Wednesday I call “MikeMikeMikeMike.” And I do the skit WITH my kids if the mood strikes.

Some people need to get that stick out from their butt and have fun with the whole thing rather than ban it!


15 posted on 10/04/2013 9:31:23 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: Olog-hai
Oh good grief. This is a news story?

I think the school administrators can relax. As far as I know, no kids are running around yelling "sit on it!" or "don't squeeze the Charmin". Gee, ya think this fad might disappear, too?

16 posted on 10/04/2013 9:32:50 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Olog-hai
GEICO: Government Employees Insurance Company. It's under the control of the evil extreme leftist, Obama-supporter and abortionist Warren Buffet. I refuse to watch that anti-American outfit's commercials. For me, it's likewise with the commie Progressive Insurance, run by Peter Lewis, a big contributor to the ACLU.
17 posted on 10/04/2013 9:34:24 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: workerbee

Don’t forget “where’s the beef!”


18 posted on 10/04/2013 9:34:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, teachers, it is called discipline and you have to put in a little effort...it is not within your massive union’s power to tell private companies to stop


19 posted on 10/04/2013 9:36:43 AM PDT by jilliane
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To: discostu

I always had a general rule for the school: You hit my kid and I’ll hit you.


20 posted on 10/04/2013 9:38:19 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Do your kids wander the hall screaming for no good reason? Then it’s not a problem.


21 posted on 10/04/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: kidd

Unapproved speech!!! Get back to your brainwashing!!


22 posted on 10/04/2013 9:42:28 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: discostu

No, I taught them better than that.

But teachers have not shown themselves to be the most discriminate of people (reference: See “Zero Tolerance” policies). If they decided to slap some heads to stop a disruption, they’d just hit the nearest kid, who had better not be mine.


23 posted on 10/04/2013 9:53:18 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Olog-hai

Kids being kids? We can’t have that!!!


24 posted on 10/04/2013 9:56:38 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey, at least they are too young for “WOW”
(remember that?)


25 posted on 10/04/2013 10:05:02 AM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Zero tolerance policies go in place because people don’t like teachers and principals making punishment decisions, they like blanket “fair” punishments. Notice back when they were allowed to make decisions, and allowed to use corporal punishment, we didn’t have these kinds of problems (and the many worse problems that are around today).


26 posted on 10/04/2013 10:06:06 AM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: libertarian27

WOW is still around, and no, most kids in Middle School are NOT too young.

Ask an 8th grader what a “Rainbow Party” is and you’ll see what I mean.


27 posted on 10/04/2013 10:10:51 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: Olog-hai

The school authorities don’t know what to do. It’s not a kid chewing a pop tart, or a boy placing a kiss on a girl’s cheek. Or a kid with an NRA shirt. Or a kid with a cross. HUMP doesn’t sound like any racist word.

What will the authorities do? Oh the horror! Oh the confusion!

What will the poor things do? Inject them all with xanax or whatever the hell drug they’re giving kids these days?


28 posted on 10/04/2013 10:11:32 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Olog-hai

When I was that age in Connecticut schools we had atomic air raid drills. We all coped pretty well except for Mrs. McInerny who was a WWII bride from Germany. She had been through Allied air raids and wasn’t as enthusiastic about diving under desks as we were.


29 posted on 10/04/2013 10:13:41 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: I want the USA back

It’s not a kid chewing a pop tart, or a boy placing a kiss on a girl’s cheek …
Now if the boy planted that kiss on another boy’s cheek, the teachers would celebrate diversity or something like that. (Meanwhile, “hump” is mildly sexually suggestive and they get mad at that.)
30 posted on 10/04/2013 10:14:46 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Cyber Liberty

Teachers need tlo go back to whipping kids!!!!


31 posted on 10/04/2013 10:18:56 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: discostu

If these were “those days” I could see it. But now, in the 21st Century, I don’t trust the JBT wannabes with corporal punishment.


32 posted on 10/04/2013 10:29:38 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Olog-hai

Next week it will be something else, & on & on & on.

Gross overreaction of the school administration.


33 posted on 10/04/2013 10:53:00 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: SoftballMominVA
My little nieces and nephews love the hump day commercial. They repeat it for a few minutes every time they hear it on TV.
34 posted on 10/04/2013 11:05:36 AM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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