Geico’s “Hump Day” commercial is the worst thing that ever happened to Vernon Center Middle School.
The viral car insurance commercial, which features an anthropomorphic camel egging his co-workers on to acknowledge that it’s Wednesday, is a huge hit among students at the Connecticut school. But some are starting to get a little annoyed.
“Everybody’s walking around in the hallways and saying its hump day in that weird voice,” said Brooke Lewis, a student at the school.
Mary P. Conway, Superintendent of Schools, said that the phrase is especially popular among sixth-grade boys at the middle school. Teachers have reported that the phrase is used so much, it has even disrupted classrooms.
Worse… students apparently don’t even wait until it’s actually Wednesday. At Vernon Center Middle School, every day is “Hump Day.”
“Sometimes its the counting down to when it is,” Lewis said.
Parents are coming down on the side of the teachers. “OK, that’s getting out of hand,” said Mick Ruggiero of the apparent abuse of the slogan. “Just keep it to Wednesdays and we’ll be all right.”
Students said that some of the more frequent offenders have been called to the principal’s office. Conway said that it’s not a district-wide problem, and implied that there are only a handful of offenders. Still, teachers want it to run is course already.
“I think it’s all kind of silly,” Ruggiero said. “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.”
Hey, at least “WAZZAP” didn’t make a comeback.
Do you think that Geico’s “Hump Day” commercial is obnoxious?