School bans "It's Hump Day" after middle school overuse
With over 15 million views, the Geico 'Hump Day' commercial is one of the most memorable commercials to date. But the catch phrase has gone too far, according to one middle school.
You've seen the commercials either on your TV or on YouTube: The Geico commercial with the talking camel excited about what it day it is (hint: it's hump day). Now, students at Vernon Center Middle School in Vernon, Connecticut are banned from saying it.
Brooke Lewis, a student at the school says it's common to hear it in the halls.
"Everybody's walking around in the hallways and saying its hump day in that weird voice."
And while the school administrators say it's a distraction some students don't think it's that big of a deal.
Jacob Ruggiero is a student at Vernon Center and he doesn't see what the big fuss is
"I don't really think its that big of a disruption if people are just doing it in the hallways."
If it was just Wednesdays, it would probably be just fine, but students say they do it every day and even count down to Wednesday.
Some students have been called into the office but it isn't a district or school-wide issue. Teachers just want to nip it in the bud.
Parents say the school district should have bigger concerns.
"I think it's all kind of silly," Mick Ruggiero, father of Jacob, "I think there's bigger things to take care of in middle schools than that. Obviously you don't want the kids to be disruptive."