Monday, July 27, 2015

Hug An Actuary!

When it comes to Actuarial swag, there's not a whole lot out there.  However, recently at a conference, a "Hug An Actuary" hat made a noticeable appearance among the humdrum of business casual. This inspired the following list of reasons (if you needed any) to Hug an Actuary!

  1. Actuaries won't bite.  They are gentle creatures, although solitary at times (like cats in a way) - which leads to...
  2. It will force an actuary to interact with another human being
  3. They may have just learned if they passed or failed the exam they were studying for and need to celebrate or be comforted.
  4. They may be studying for an exam, in which case they could use some reassurance and a little confidence boost.
  5. Some analytical skills might rub off.  At the very least you might find yourself a little more proficient in Excel.
  6. It's a good way to confirm the actuary is not a robot.
  7. It's a good way to confirm that actuaries actually exist.
  8. If lots of actuaries get hugs, then the prices of insurance in the market might drop, starting an economic boost.
  9. It might lead to steamier forms of physical contact (this may be a drawback)