A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 19, 2022
“I’m late for work because I got drunk last night and set my calculator for $5.30”

"I’m late for work because I got drunk last night and set my calculator for $5.30” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images.

“Im Late For My studio session Because I Got Drunk Last Night And Set My Calculator For $6.30 😖” was posted on Twitter by FRETDEM on May 10, 2018. “Im Late For Work Because I Got Drunk Last Night And Set My Calculator For $6.30 😖” was posted on Twitter by kat on May 11, 2018. “Repost !!!!!! : ‘Im Late For Work Because I Got Drunk Last Night And Set My Calculator For $5.30 😖’” was posted on Twitter by AntronSr on May 18, 2018. Authorship of the joke is uncertain.

A slightly different version was posted on Facebook by “I’m sorry, chances are these memes are stolen” on March 8, 2020:

Boss: Why are you late?
Me: I got drunk last night and set my calculator to $5.30



Twitter
FRETDEM
@ShOttA_FRetDeM
Im Late For My studio session Because I Got Drunk Last Night And Set My Calculator For $6.30 😖
1:24 PM · May 10, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
kat
@Katsoojuicy
Im Late For Work Because I Got Drunk Last Night And Set My Calculator For $6.30 😖
11:13 AM · May 11, 2018·Echofon

Twitter
AntronSr
@Aholt89
Repost !!!!!! : “Im Late For Work Because I Got Drunk Last Night And Set My Calculator For $5.30 😖” man I’m dead AF!!!! 😂😂😂😂😂
1:16 AM · May 18, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
9/16 ♍️
@Tru_DreamChaser
I’m Late For Work Because I Got Drunk Last Night And Set My Calculator For $2.30 😖
2:27 PM · May 24, 2018·Twitter for Android

Twitter
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Ryan
@OGBeattie
I’m Late⌚️ For Work💵 Because I Got Drunk Last Night🤢🍾 And Set My Calculator For $6.30😔🤷‍♂️ #ThoughtItWasMyPhone🤦‍♂️
4:24 PM · Jun 5, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Jay⚡️
@Theeerealjaaay
I’m Late For Work Because I Got Drunk Last Night & Set My Calculator For $5.30🤦🏽‍♂️😭
7:41 PM · May 16, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

iFunny
ErosOne
3 jun 2019
I’m Late For Work Because I Got Drunk Last Night & Set My Calculator For $5.303

Facebook
I’m sorry, chances are these memes are stolen
March 8, 2020 at 11:41 PM ·
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
Boss: Why are you late?
Me: I got drunk last night and set my calculator to $5.30

Twitter
꧁🅷🅰🅱🅸🅱꧂
@20habib10
Boss : why are you late today?
Me : I got drunk and set my calculator to $5.30.
2:19 AM · Mar 10, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Dallas
@Kcco_in_Nc
Boss: why are you late?
Me: i got drunk last night and set my calculator to 5.30
10:47 AM · Mar 10, 2020·Twitter for Android

iFunny
MechanicDiesels
13 aug 2021
Boss: Why are you late? Me: I got drunk last night and set my calculator for $5.30

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indelible_tired_wtf
26 apr 2022
I’m late for work because got drunk last night & set my calculator for $5.30

Twitter
Trevìì🦋
@ohtreviiboyy
Boss: Why are you late?
Me: I got drunk last night and set my calculator for $5.30
3:42 PM · Aug 27, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Section6 x pastelparty
@TheRealSection6
Boss; Why are you late?
Me; Because I got absolutely shit faced last night and set my calculator to £6.30
2:06 AM · Oct 20, 2022·Twitter for Android

Posted by Barry Popik
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