Every day is "hump day" for the owner of a North
Texas camel farm. Lorne McMillan owns Hi-View Farms, where he tends
to 22 camels. He's usually sees a spike in business after
Thanksgiving, when nativity scenes are popular and camels are in
But four months ago, the Waxahachie businessman
started getting calls to bring his camels to work functions from
club parties to bank events. The sudden increase in interest was
sparked by the
now-famous Geico Insurance "Hump Day" commercial.
That ad where the camel comes through and asking what day it is --
that's really caught people's attention," McMillan said.
"I hate to admit it, but I never
knew there was a hump day in the week, but I found out now, there
is," McMillan said with a laugh. McMillan said he's enjoying the
extra business, courtesy of the ad. But he knows, in the exotic pet
business, trends come and go." A lot of times, things are sort of a
fad, and they'll go like wildfire for a little while, then no more,"
But at least he can count on his
camels always being in demand in December.