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Humor To Stay Sane in An Insane World

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    Humor To Stay Sane in An Insane Work-World - Articles By Robert Bacal

    In today's world, ya gotta laugh. Honest. If you don't you'll go nuts, or become a Buddhist, not that there's anything wrong with Buddhism. Better yet is to make others laugh. In any event here are some rib tickling articles on a number of topics. Do people still use the phrase "rib-tickling".

Fun With Pictures And Graphics

There are some amazing and easy to use graphics and image processing tools available online. You can do extraordinary things with simple pictures. In this section you'll find some examples, along with some satirical stories.

  • Photoleak: Beatles Endorse If It Wasn't For The Customer, I'd Really Like This Job Book
    In a strange turn of events, muck raker tabloid TMZZZ has released a picture of the Fab Four holding pictures of Robert Bacal's book on dealing with difficult, demanding customers. Clearly there are unresolved questions about how this could have happened. Read more.
  • Investigation Continues: X-Files Agent Mulder Enlisted
    In a startling turn of events, X-Files has released a top secret photograph of Agent Mulder pondering the mysterious book cover that what pictured in a 1960's photograph of the Beatles showing off their first gold record.
  • Weird Research, Weird Numbers, Weird Conclusion

  • Huge Correlations Between Number of Lawyers And Weird Forms Of Death
    We report on some findings that show that as the number of lawyers increase, so do death by certain kinds of suicide, death by getting tangled in bed clothes, and tripping over one's feet. This is REAL. Figure out where this comes from.
  • Huge Correlations Suggest Marriages Should Be Discouraged Or Banned, Research Says
    New numbers suggest that when there are less marriages per capita, certain kinds of crimes, and accidental deaths fall.
  • More For Your Amusement

  • Strange But True (And Really Funny) Job Interview Behavior
    You might have seen some of these strange things people have done in job interviews. It's true that often, truth IS stranger than fiction. Enjoy and wonder!
  • Strangest U.S. Laws
    Some of these laws might have been changed by now, but take a look anyway at a collection of weird laws existing in the United States. It's probably good that government has other more important things to do than change these but WOW.
  • Writing An Annual Report For Government (Humor)
    Based on my real experiences writing annual reports for a government department, this satirical piece has a large measure of truth for government and for private sector. When in doubt, make it up.
  • Reasons For Not Coming To Work (More Strange But True Humor)
    More funny strange excuses people have offered up to excuse their absence.
  • Lighter Side - You Know You Are Stressed Out If...
    The ligher side of stress? Hey, humor is one of the best antidotes (or is that anecdotes) for stress. Science has shown that laughter as many positive effects on health, both mental and physical.
  • Affirmations For The Grump Who Wants To Stay Grumpy
    In this satirical piece about all those positive affirmation gurus, you'll read affirmations grumpy people can use if they...well, enjoy being grumply. Good for aspiring grumps too.
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    Bacal & Associates was founded in 1992. Since then Robert has trained thousands of employees to deal with angry, hostile, abusive and potentially violent customers. He has authored over 20 books on various subjects, many published by McGraw-Hill.


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