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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from February 19, 2020
“I set my alarm clock ahead to prevent being late…” (joke)

Many people who are constantly late set their clocks ahead to give them a few extra minutes. “I set my alarm clock ahead to prevent being late… But all it really did is sharpen my subtraction skills” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images.

“I set my clock ahead to prevent being late but all it really does is sharpen my subtraction skills” was posted on Twitter by SAcooper on October 9, 2013. The saying probably orig inated on an ecard.


Twitter
SAcooper
@Shelannesanders
I set my clock ahead to prevent being late but all it really does is sharpen my subtraction skills
10:03 AM · Oct 9, 2013 from Raleigh, NC·Twitter for Android

Twitter
1st Lady
@ZeBraBreeZe
sharpen my subtraction skills. http://pinterest.com/pin/476326098060131696/
7:00 PM · Nov 12, 2013·Pinterest

Twitter
Lillian
@Lellylove
I set my clock ahead to prevent being late… All it really does is sharpen my subtraction skills.
2:20 AM · Nov 26, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
ashley❉
@ashleywillett_
I set my clock ahead to prevent me from being late, but all it really does is sharpen my subtraction skills
9:20 AM · Dec 9, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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@brummett_marie
I set my clock ahead to prevent being late.... 
But all it really did is sharpen my subtraction skills.
6:38 AM · Jun 14, 2019·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Karizma Mjay
@MusaJibreel
I set my clock ahead to prevent being late....
But all it really did was sharpen my subtraction skills.
😩😅
12:46 AM · Nov 16, 2019·Twitter for Android

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Rachna jain
@rachnajain0504
I set my alarm clock ahead to prevent being late ....
But all it really did is sharpen my subtraction skills.😃
8:16 PM · Feb 11, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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