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 January 05, 2020
“I’m calling in sick because of an eye problem. I can’t see myself coming in to work”

"I’m calling in sick because of an eye problem. I can’t see myself coming in to work” is a jocular saying that has been printed on several ecards. An illustration usually shows an employee on the telephone.

“I’ve got an eye problem. I can’t see coming in today” was printed in the Seattle (WA) Times on August 8, 1997. “I can’t come into work today because of eye trouble.... I can’t see working today” was posted on the newsgroup CHC INTERNS on September 1, 2005.

“I’m having a vision problem today. I can’t see myself doing much” is a similar saying.


8 August 1997, Seattle (WA) Times, “It’s the Disappearing Season,” pg. F1:
“I’ve got an eye problem. I can’t see coming in today.”

Google Groups: CHC INTERNS
With only 6 days to go, these may help…
Greg
9/1/05
(...)
I can’t come into work today because of eye trouble.... I can’t see working today.

Google Groups: alt.fan.prettyboy
Re: Excuses to miss work
Sullivan
11/30/05
Or, as a friend once used…

I have an eye problem.  I can’t see coming in to work today.

The boss apparently found this funny and gave him the day off.

Google Groups: alt.music.led-zeppelin
Re: Tyreah.....Rufus
Rufus Leaking
2/23/06
(...)
that’ll be some sickdays you’ll need to use, and here’s what to tell the bossman

I have and “eye” problem, “I” can’t see coming into work this week, LOL

Twitter
john
@Swingercast
I have an eye problem.  “I” can’t see going to work today.
12:43 PM · Jun 18, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Rita Smith
@CheekyOblique
Beautiful day. Should have called in with an “eye” problem...I can’t “see” coming to work today…
2:28 PM · Jan 15, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
enjay
@enjayorg
#AprilFoolsPrankIdea Tell your boss you have an eye problem. When asked if you can’t see, tell him “I can’t see coming into work today.”
6:31 AM · Apr 1, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Patty
@PattyinVA
I think I need to call in sick tomorrow.  I have an eye problem.  I can’t see coming into work!  LOL
5:55 PM · Aug 16, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Lloyd Grazier
@lgsays
First day back to work.I’m thinking about calling in with an eye problem.I can’t see myself coming in.
9:38 PM · Nov 30, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Chelsea Burch
@ChelseaBurch20
I’m calling in sick because I have an eye problem. I can’t see myself coming into work today. #DontWantToWork #StupidJoke #TooTired
7:40 AM · Nov 20, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Doug Fisher
@RealDougFisher
Replying to @QTAnon1
Sorry Boss, I have an eye problem…
I can’t see my ass coming in to work today.
Old but solid.
9:44 PM · Nov 27, 2019·Twitter Web App

Statesman Journal (Salem, OR)
Henry Miller’s Oregon Coast clamming guide for 2020
Published 10:19 a.m. PT Jan. 2, 2020 | Updated 12:28 p.m. PT Jan. 2, 2020
(...)
There are minus tide series every month of the year during 2020 for those who can get away on weekdays, or play amateur optician (I can’t come in because of an eye problem. I can’t see coming to work).

OK, old joke. Made you smile, though.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Sunday, January 05, 2020 • Permalink