A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 30, 2018
“Adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street & then getting hit by an airplane”

"Adulthood/College is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane”—that is, doing everything right and then getting blindsided by something completely unexpected—is a jocular one-line saying that has been printed on many images. “College is like looking both ways before you cross the street, then getting hit by an airplane” was posted on Twitter on October 26, 2015.

“#Adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street, and then getting hit by an airplane” was posted on Twitter on November 2, 2015.


Twitter
daniel
@Danny_Stutz
College is like looking both ways before you cross the street, then getting hit by an airplane.
1:25 PM - 26 Oct 2015

Twitter
Meg
@mtaugsss2
college is like looking both ways before you cross the street then getting hit by an airplane
2:27 PM - 26 Oct 2015

Twitter
Adam
@adamcadenhead
College is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane
6:49 PM - 26 Oct 2015

Twitter
Hudson Blom
@dablomshizzle
College is like looking both ways before crossing the street and then getting hit by an airplane
7:56 PM - 26 Oct 2015

Twitter
Maha Aranki
@3arankiMJ
#Adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street, and then getting hit by an airplane.
3:05 PM - 2 Nov 2015

Twitter
Savannah Chrisley
@_ItsSavannah_
Adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane.... 😑✈️😲🤕
10:57 AM - 3 Nov 2015

Enstars
Nov 05, 2015 08:15 AM ESTBy Char Little
‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Season 4 2015: Savannah & Blaire Hanks Call It Quits, She Talks Being ‘Single’ [VIDEO]
(...)
It’s not clear how long ago the two split up. But Savannah also mentioned that she’s facing the troubles of adulthood on Twitter as well.

She wrote, “Adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane…”

Twitter
SpeakComedy
@SpeakComedy
College is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane
3:37 AM - 29 Nov 2015

Reddit—psycho_alpaca
Old Man ("Adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street, then getting hit by an airplane.") (self.psycho_alpaca)
submitted May 10, 2016 by psycho_alpaca
“I’m sorry to bring you here like this.”

“Not at all, my dear boy. Not at all.” ...

Reddit—Reading Rainbow
“Adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street, then getting hit by an airplane.”
submitted May 10, 2016 by Galokot/r/Galokot

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane.
submitted July 17, 2016 by Happy-Ghost

Google Books
Accidentally on Purpose:
A Heartbreaker Bay Novel

By Jill Shalvis
New York, NY: HarperCollins
2017
Pg. ?:
“No, adulting is like”—she searched for the right words—“looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane.”

The Link (Canada)
Post-College Depression is Millennials’ Rite of Passage
OPINIONS by Arash Sharma — Published April 3, 2017
(...)
I’ve grappled with this genre of gloom throughout my graduating year. Navigating a transition into adulthood has been a rough ride so far. My view is tellingly summarized by the wisecrack that “adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street, and then getting hit by an airplane.”

Twitter
Average College Kid
@AvgCollegeKid
College is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane
3:02 PM - 27 Mar 2018

Twitter
Taylor Nicole Allen
@Tay_allen0106
College is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane....
2:02 AM - 30 Mar 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Friday, March 30, 2018 • Permalink