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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 shouting "Thank you Jesus!" - at least not in public.
2. No calling in sick or coming in late on November 5th. They'll get nervous if too many of us don't show up, or we all come in at the same time.
3. No playing of the theme song to the Jeffersons ("Moving on Up") or doing the George Jefferson shuffle (unless you are in your office with the door closed). James Brown's "I Feel Good", however, is acceptable.
5. No bringing of BBQ ribs or fried chicken to lunch in the company cafeteria for at least a week.
6. DO NOT, appear to walk past your caucasian co-worker and suddenly turn & yell BOOO YAH! They may be seen as a sign of aggression and, in preparation for the end of days may be carrying a concealed weapon. In which case, the incident might end quite badly.
7. Please refrain from doing the Running Man or the Cabbaage Patch. However, if there is a couch in your reception area, feel free to jump up on it and shout "Oprah, I LOVE Obama!"
8. Do not, play excerpts from Martin Luther King's I've Been to the Mountain Top, especially, not the part that says "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." (This may be perceived as an overt threat)
9. Do not, have money printed with Obama's face on it and attempt to spend it. Federal prison may not be the county lock-up, but it's still jail
10. DO NOT, let your boss come in to his or her office to find you sitting behind his/her desk with your feet up talking about "there's gonna be some changes around here." This WILL get you fired, and possibly arrested if you resist.
If I've missed anything feel free to add to the list. I just want to make sure we're all on the same page when Obama brings this thing home on November 5th.