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 October 18, 2018
“I asked the hotel receptionist for a wake-up call” (joke)

A hotel “wake-up call” is usually a morning wake-up call, but some jokes have it as a “wake-up call” for one’s life. “I asked the hotel receptionist for a wake-up call. Next morning, she rang and said ‘what are you doing with your life?’ (via @Satans_Thong)” was posted on Twitter by Brian O’Neil on November 30, 2009. “I asked the hotel receptionist for a wake-up call.Next morning, she rang and said, ‘what are you doing with your life?’ /via @sickipedia” was posted on Twitter by Andy on February 18, 2010.


Twitter
Brian O’Neil
@ItsBrian
I asked the hotel receptionist for a wake-up call.
Next morning, she rang and said “what are you doing with your life?” (via @Satans_Thong)
3:02 AM - 30 Nov 2009

Twitter
🍩 Andy 🍩
@OrientMeatPie
I asked the hotel receptionist for a wake-up call.Next morning, she rang and said, “what are you doing with your life?” /via @sickipedia
8:18 AM - 18 Feb 2010

Twitter
sick jokes
@sickijokes
I asked the hotel receptionist for a wake-up call.
Next morning, she rang and said, “what are you doing with your life?”
12:10 AM - 26 Jan 2012

Reddit—Punny
I asked the hotel receptionist for a wake-up call. (self.Punny)
submitted March 2, 2015 by Nvr2Much
She rang my room and said, “What the fuck are you doing with your life?”

22 July 2016, Leicester (UK) Mercury, “Great news our captain’s staying,” pg. 15:
Smile with Steve
I ASKED the hotel receptionist for a wake up call. She said: “Your long hair does not go with your bald patch, Elvis is dead, the 60s are over and your lovely wife could do much better.”
Steve Birch, Coalville

Reddit—Jokes
I asked the hotel receptionist for a wake-up call…
submitted October 17, 2017 by madazzahatter
She called my room and said, “What the hell are you doing with your life?”

Twitter
🤣 The Dad Joke Man 😉
@DadJokeMan
I asked the hotel receptionist for a wake-up call.
The next morning, she rang and asked:
“What are you doing with your life?”
1:46 PM - 18 Oct 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityHotels • Thursday, October 18, 2018 • Permalink