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 February 13, 2019
“I quit as a taxi driver. Couldn’t stand all the people talking behind my back”

A taxi joke has the driver quit because people were talking behind his back. “(Mickey—ed.) Finn crowd-pleases with some classic taxi humour like: ‘That’s what I hate about this job - people are always talking behind my back’” was printed in the Liverpool (UK) Echo on July 3, 2002. “I used to be a cab driver but I gave up because I couldn’t stand people talking behind my back” was printed in The Daily Mirror (London, UK) on December 20, 2007.

“When I’m at work people keep talking behind my back and it’s making me paranoid… I hate being a taxi driver” was posted on Twitter by Craig on September 15, 2009. “RT @FunnyJoker: i had to give up my job as a taxi driver.....i was sick of people talking behind my back!” was posted on Twitter by Redz on October 29, 2009.


3 July 2002, Liverpool (UK) Echo, “Review: A riot of belly laughs ; Night Collar Royal Court” by Will Batchelor, pg. 14:
LIVERPOOL Comedy Festival does not officially start until tomorrow, but Night Collar kicked off the fun yesterday with a riot of belly laughs.

The play sees local comic Mickey Finn as a flat-capped, tracksuited cabbie ferrying late-night punters around Liverpool on Christmas Eve.
(...)
Sitting in a genuine black cab, with its doors and roof removed, Finn crowd-pleases with some classic taxi humour like: “That’s what I hate about this job - people are always talking behind my back.”

20 December 2007, The Daily Mirror (London, UK), “Result!: Schu just lapped up gift of the cab” by Derek McGovern, pg. 56:
I used to be a cab driver but I gave up because I couldn’t stand people talking behind my back.

Twitter
Craig
@CraigTheRealOne
When I’m at work people keep talking behind my back and it’s making me paranoid… I hate being a taxi driver.
10:16 AM - 15 Sep 2009

Twitter
Redz
@akaredz
RT @FunnyJoker: i had to give up my job as a taxi driver.....i was sick of people talking behind my back!
9:28 PM - 29 Oct 2009

Twitter
ExpresYourself
@ExpresYourself
RT @FunnyJoker i had to give up my job as a taxi driver.....i was sick of people talking behind my back!  Thanks for the chuckles! hehe…
9:28 PM - 29 Oct 2009

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Mikeclick June 10, 2015
Sadly, I had to quit my job as a taxi driver…
I just couldn’t stand everyone talking behind my back.

Twitter
Joke Authority
@JokeAuthority
Sadly, I had to quit my job as a taxi driver… I just couldn’t stand everyone talking behind my back.
3:17 PM - 28 Jun 2015

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
I’ve just quit my job as a taxi driver.
I really can’t stand people talking behind my back.
7:17 AM - 16 Nov 2016

MarkHaggan.com
Taxi Jokes
March 30, 2018 Mark
(...)
Didn’t like being a taxi driver. I was convinced people were talking behind my back.

Twitter
You Are Joking
@lahlahbean
#1PUN
I quit as a taxi driver. Couldn’t stand all the people talking behind my back.
7:55 AM - 13 Feb 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 • Permalink