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 August 31, 2018
“I can’t believe I’ve been arrested for shoplifting. The cashier TOLD me to swipe the cardigan!”

"Swipe the cardigan” sounds like “swipe the (credit) card again.” “I tried buying a buttoned sweater, but my payment was declined so I had to swipe the cardigan” was posted on Twitter by Evan Edinger on December 7, 2015. “If you are buying a sweater and the machine doesn’t read your visa you may need to swipe the cardigan” was posted on Twitter by [Qal Your Mother] on September 24, 2017.

“I can’t believe I’ve been arrested for shoplifting. The cashier TOLD me to swipe the cardigan!” was posted on Reddit—Joke Workshop on August 30, 2018.


Twitter
Baguëtblaoito
@WasThatBlao_
There’s dirt on my shoulder..gotta swipe the cardigan..I left the cash in my stash I guess ill swipe the card again
11:29 AM - 26 Feb 2013

Twitter
Evan Edinger
@EvanEdinger
I tried buying a buttoned sweater, but my payment was declined so I had to swipe the cardigan
2:23 PM - 7 Dec 2015

Twitter
[Qal Your Mother]
@Qalpal
If you are buying a sweater and the machine doesn’t read your visa you may need to swipe the cardigan
10:30 PM - 24 Sep 2017

Reddit—Joke Workshop
I can’t believe I’ve been arrested for shoplifting.
submitted August 30, 2018 by markvark
The cashier TOLD me to swipe the cardigan!

Reddit—Dad Jokes
I can’t believe I’m being arrested for shoplifting. (self.dadjokes)
submitted August 31, 2018 by markvark
The cashier TOLD me to swipe the cardigan!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, August 31, 2018 • Permalink