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 June 08, 2018
“I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas”

"I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. Authorship is unknown.

“I like asking kids what they want to do when they grow up.... because I’m still looking for ideas myself” was posted on Twitter by Joe Estadt on March 1, 2010. “Quote of the day: ‘I ask kids what they want to be when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas.’ - Unknown” was posted on Twitter on May 25, 2010.


Twitter
Joe Estadt
@JPE616
I like asking kids what they want to do when they grow up.... because I’m still looking for ideas myself.
9:07 AM - 1 Mar 2010

Twitter
Robert Ferguson
@emeraldayotte
Quote of the day: “I ask kids what they want to be when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas.” - Unknown
1:36 PM - 25 May 2010

Twitter
Andy
@wandywatson
I love asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up.  Because I’m still looking for ideas.
5:13 AM - 4 Nov 2010

Twitter
🌸 Ellie ❄️
@EllieM72
I keep asking my girls what they want to do when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas. #usguys
7:21 AM - 12 Jan 2011

Twitter
I Like to Quote
@iliketoquote
I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas. http://www.iliketoquote.com/
4:43 AM - 11 Oct 2011

Google Books
Of Wit N Humour
Compiled by Vincent Thnay
Lulu Press (Lulu.com)
2015
Pg. ?:
I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas. Unknown

Google Groups: alt.support.loneliness
can you think of the oldest, and most insipid jokes…
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7/19/15
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I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas.

Google Books
Best Job Ever!:
Rethink Your Career, Redefine Rich, Revolutionize Your Life

By Dr. CK Bray
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
2016
Pg. 113:
I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas. —Unknown

28 November 2016, The Advertiser (Adelaide, Australia), “The Last Word” by Marty Smith, pg. 20:
From the website LeFunny.net: “I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas.”

Twitter
NMU Career Services
@NMUCareerServic
“I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas.” Relatable? What did you want to be when you were a kid? Answers in our office include a teacher, singer, and fashion designer.
2:40 PM - 1 Jun 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, June 08, 2018 • Permalink