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 September 22, 2017
“Couldn’t believe dad stole from his road worker job. But when I got home, all the signs were there”

"I never wanted to believe that my dad stole from his job as a road worker, but when I got home all the signs were there” is a joke that was posted on Twitter on August 31, 2011. The joke has been printed on many images.


Twitter
Phil‏
@cosracer
@SFTW i didnt believe my dad stole from his job as a lollipop man, but when i got home all the signs were there
3:26 AM - 10 Jul 2011

Twitter
Throptoon‏
@Throptoon
I never wanted to believe my dad stole from his job as a lolly pop man! but when i got home all the signs were there!!.....#nufc
11:38 AM - 8 Aug 2011

Twitter
Matt Kendall‏
@mrthecoach
RT @MrCliveC I never believed that my Uncle stole from his job as a council road worker, but when I got home, all the signs were there.
4:12 PM - 27 Aug 2011

Twitter
Gary Kelly‏
@Gary_Kelly1994
i never wanted to believe that my Dad stole from his job as a road worker, but when i got home all the signs were there.....
3:35 PM - 31 Aug 2011

Twitter
Michael Kulezich‏
@MikeKulezich
I never wanted to believe that my Dad stole from his job as a road worker,
but when I got home all the signs were there.
4:43 PM - 31 Aug 2011

Reddit—Jokes
I never wanted to believe my husband was stealing from his job as a road worker…
submitted May 10, 2013 by Barniff
...but when I got home all the signs were there.

Reddit—Jokes
I Couldn’t believe my dad got fired from his roadworks job…
submitted December 18, 2014 by Stevebet
For stealing, but when I got home all the signs where there!

Google Books
Awesome Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
I never wanted to believe that my Dad was stealing from his job as a road worker. But when I got home, all the signs were there.

Google Books
A Prairie Home Companion
Pretty Good Joke Book )6th Edition)

Introduced by Garrison Keillor
Prince Frederick, MD: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
2015
Pg. ?:
I didn’t want to believe that my dad was stealing from his job at the transportation department, but when I got home all the signs were there.

Reddit—Jokes
My dad was fired from his job in road work for theft…
submitted March 17, 2015 by fnnythe3hd
I didn’t believe it at first. But when I got home, all the signs were there.

Reddit—Jokes
I never wanted to believe that my Dad was stealing from his job as a road worker.
submitted October 27, 2016 by Yourregularredditor
But when I got home, all the signs were there.

Reddit—Jokes
I never wanted to believe my dad was stealing things at his job as a road worker
submitted September 23, 2017 by dickfromaccounting
But when I got home, all the signs were there

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Friday, September 22, 2017 • Permalink