Connecticut Middle School Bans The Phrase “Hump Day” Because Of That Geico Commercial
I’m pretty sure that I was the last person on Earth to see the Geico “Hump Day” Camel commercial, mostly because I never watch live TV and fast forward through every commercial I possibly can. Now, when I finally saw it, I giggled. It was funny, I guess. But then, I was over it. Unfortunately NO ONE ELSE WAS! I wish that I could take the route that the superintendent at at Connecticut school did and ban the phrase altogether. Unfortunately, I’m just a mid-day DJ and not a person in power, so Hump Day will live on around here. But, not at that school in Connecticut!
Now, you may think that the administration at this school is over-reacting, but it turns out that all of this “Hump Day”-ing has proven to be a real distraction around the school in Vernon, Connecticut, and wasn’t just being used on Wednesdays:
It has 15 million hits on YouTube and has become one of the most memorable commercials to date. Use of the “Hump Day” catch phrase from the Geico commercial has gone too far, according to administrators at a Vernon Connecticut school and now students can no longer say “It’s hump day.”
…”Everybody’s walking around in the hallways and saying, ‘Its hump day!’ in that weird voice,” said Brooke Lewis.
The superintendent says some 6th grade boys started using the phrase so much, teachers said it was disruptive. Kids say it doesn’t just happen on Wednesdays, it’s every day.
“Sometimes it’s the counting down to when it is,” said Lewis.
“Ok, that’s getting out of hand, just keep it to Wednesdays and we’ll be all right,” said parent Mick Ruggiero.
And can I bring up something else real quick? WHY DOES THIS CAMEL HAVE A JOB?!?