Geico is famous for it’s original and, at times, annoying commercials. The most recent camel commercial with the infamous “hump day” phrase, has recently caused some problems at a Connecticut middle school.
The Vernon Center Middle School has now banned the phrase from being used by students after students have increasingly started using the phrase, not just on Wednesday, but everyday.
“Everybody’s walking around in the hallways and saying it’s hump day in that weird voice,” said Brooke Lewis, who is a student at the middle school. “Sometimes it’s the counting down to when it is.”
The superintendent, Dr. Mary P. Conway, told reporters that a group of sixth grade boys were using the phrase so much that it was becoming a disruption to the class. Other students have said that their classmates have been sent to the principals office for quoting the commercial. However, Dr. Conway says that this isn’t a district, or even school-wide issue. She says that the teachers are just wanting to “nip it in the bud” before it gets even more out of hand.
Some parents agree with the teachers, however think that there are more important things that they could be concerned about .
“OK, that’s getting out of hand,” said Mick Ruggiero, a parent from Vernon. “Just keep it to Wednesdays and we’ll be all right. I think it’s all kind of silly,” Ruggiero continued. “I think there’s bigger things to take care of in middle schools than that.”
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