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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from December 24, 2021
“If you fear change, leave it here” (tip jar sign)

"If you fear change, leave it here” is a tip jar sign that has been printed on many images.

“If you fear change, leave it here” was printed in The Oregonian (Portland, OR) on April 24, 1995. “You might have seen a note like this attached to an empty glass at the local espresso stand: ‘If you fear change, leave it here’” was printed in the Columbian (Vancouver, WA) on May 16, 1996. It’s not known where the saying originated.


24 April 1995, The Oregonian (Portland, OR), “Wolf in Creep’s Clothing” by Jonathan Nicholas, pg. D1:
“If you fear change, leave it here.”

16 May 1996, Columbian (Vancouver, WA), “Cultural Anthropologist to Give Tips on Conquering Fear” by Thomas Ryil, pg. 1: 
You might have seen a note like this attached to an empty glass at the local espresso stand: “If you fear change, leave it here.”

Google Books
Making Your Dreams Come True
Marcia Wieder
New York, NY: Harmony Books
1999
Pg. 91:
As a sign on a tip jar in my local coffee shop said, “If you fear change, leave it here.”

Google Books
A Treasury of Humor
By Lowell D. Streiker
Peabody, MA: Hendrickson
2000
Pg. 373:
Sign on a restaurant tip jar : If you fear change , leave it here

Google Groups: alt.sysadmin.recovery
I finally did it
[reposted because of HipClone cancel]
Jul 7, 2000, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
[4] One of the things I liked about Coffee People. It seemed that every shop had a tip container of some sort, usually a liquid-holding container, with a small sign stating “If You Fear Change, Leave It Here”.

Google Groups: /alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 10/26/01
Stan Kegel
Oct 27, 2001, 12:39:43 AM
(...)
If you fear change, leave it here. -Sign on a restaurant tip jar (Siman Hirsch)

Google Books
Word by Word
By Marilyn McEntyre
Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
2016
Pg. 214:
The sign on a tip jar at a local café counter never fails to make me smile: “If you fear change, leave it here.” I’ve never seen the jar empty. Apparently many of us do fear change.

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