Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Here it is Wednesday, the first of October. This year is zipping on by. It seems the older we get the faster the years go. That's why we need to appreciate each day that we are blessed with and to live each one more fully and better than yesterday.

Here is a tidbit from Wikipedia about Wednesday being 'hump day'. Hope yours is a good one and that the rest of the week is nice also.


~ An American English idiom for Wednesday is "hump day", created by Louis Straccioni while working in Philadelphia, a reference to making it through to the middle of the work week as getting "over the hump." The actual proliferation of the term "Hump Day" was the result of Mr. Straccioni's employement with AT&T, Long Lines Division. He conversed daily with people all over the country and Canada; while maintaining voice and data private lines being leased by small and large companies.

He knew the term was an original one that had never been used. He had never seen the term in print nor heard it uttered by anyone in his extensive travels around the globe during his twenty four years of life. He found the that the term, when used at the beginning was warmly received and even celebrated. The use Hump Day spread like wildfire and quickly became part of the American vernacular. Straccioni even remembers the moment of inspiration. Entering an elevator one morning on the first floor of the Bell of Pennsylvania building at 9th & Race in Philadelphia, he saw a bunch of frowning faces. Desiring to change the mood, he announced, "Cheer up everyone, this is HUMP DAY, Friday's right around the corner, it's time to celebrate"! There was an immediate and palpable change in in everyone's demeanor, as though a revelation had just occurred. The mood went from morose to jocularity and by the time the elevator had reached it's first stop, everyone was infected with the premise of "Hump Day". So goes the story; I know it's true because, I'm Lou. By the way, the year was 1972.

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