November 5th Etiquette

I’m sure some of you have received the below in an email. We didn’t start this list and don’t know who to credit… However, please let us know what should be added to the list, so that us Obama supporters can maintain our dignity in the midst of immense joy (should he win)!

They’ll be watching us on November 5th (the day after the election)
for signs of the end of time.

To keep the peace and keep a lot of folks from getting nervous, I
think we should develop a list of acceptable celebrations and
behaviors we should probably avoid at least for the first few days:

1. No crying, hugging or shouting “Thank you Jesus” (at least not in

2. No running high-fives (at least not unless the area is clear and
there are no witnesses)

3. No laughing at the McCain/Palin supporters

4. No calling in sick on November 5th . They’ll get nervous if too
many of us don’t show up.

5. We’re allowed to give each other knowing winks or nods in passing.
Just try to keep from grinning too hard.

6. No singing loudly, “We’ve come this Far By Faith” (it will be
acceptable to hum softly)

7. No bringing of barbeque ribs or fried chicken for lunch in the
company lunchroom for at least a week (no chittlins at all – this
may make us seem too ethnic)

8. No leaving kool-aid packages at the water fountain (this might be a
sign that poor folks might be getting a break through)

9. No Cupid Shuffle, Electric Sliding or Cha Cha-ing during breaks
(this could indicate a little too much excitement)

10. Please no “Moving on Up” Jefferson’s soundtrack…..(we are going
to try to remain humble)

11. No doing the George Jefferson dance (unless you’re in your office
with the door closed)

12. Please try not to yell—-“BOOOO-YAH!”

13. Just in case you’re wondering, Doing the Running Man, cabbage
patch, or a backhead-bounce on the highway is 100% okay.


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18 responses to “November 5th Etiquette

  1. sdg

    The good thing is you won’t have to worry about your mortgage or putting gas in your car. The “Messiah” will take care of it.

  2. c

    i think it’s funny that the only people who label Senator Barack Obama “messiah”, “savior” and “Moses” are those not voting for him. So i’m wondering who has the messiah fixation? (Well, i don’t wonder but you know…)

    Anyway. i laughed at this list and will send your link to everyone in my contacts.

  3. dee

    Whoever wrote the list forgot to add:

    #14) No “terrorist” fist bumps during office hours.

  4. SCMc

    #15. No refering to B. Obama with the “N” word. No, “That’s my N,” or “That N did it!”

  5. yvonnjanae

    I don’t get it. Can I or can’t I? 🙂

  6. lol I was just saying the other day that Nov 5th I will strut around all day @ work walking like George Jefferson with my hands in my pockets…I guess that won’t be acceptable huh?

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  9. Rorysmomma

    I say we do all of that just to freak them out. LOL

  10. dee

    @ yvonnjanae

    Yes, you can “terrorist”fist bump. If office hours are from 8a-5p than “terrorist” fist bumps may occur at 5:15 if office hours are 9a-6p then said fist bumps are appropriate at 6:15. Please observe your surroundings Before any and all fist bumps. 🙂

  11. E Zora Knight

    Sorry, I requested the day off a month ago.. Just in case.

  12. Russ

    Above all and either way, we need to not lose our damn minds tomorrow and act like we belong here. However if McCain wins, I reserve the right to break out the black panther gear and throw my cake cutter in the back of my fro

  13. LOL. I’m with you Russ. All black fatigues and berets.

  14. Ami

    Don’t think you can talk to your boss any kinda way coz we’ve got a black President.

  15. Diamond Stocks

    i think yall shuld includee NO BLOqK/CELEBRATiON PARTiESz because we wus qonna do daht but we thouqht about people daht dont like obama nd we wulda make obama look bad !
    &+ alsoo
    be humble in YOUR HOUSE not outside or anythinq.;

  16. chance

    Wow russ… black panther gear… wow. maybe jeezy will stop blowing obama if he wins

  17. Don’t hate on the Black Panthers. Read up on history.

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