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 July 06, 2018
“My wife wanted me to take her somewhere expensive. I took her to the gas station”

There are several jokes about high gas prices. “My wife wanted me to take her somewhere expensive last night. I took her to the gas station” is a joke that has been printed on many images. The “high gas price” joke has been cited in print since at least 2004 and is of unknown authorship.


Google Groups: soc.senior.issues
On The Town!!
Daisy
6/30/04
Last night when my husband came home, I demanded he take me somewhere expensive...so he took me to the gas station.

8 April 2005, Indianapolis (IN) Star, “Let it out,” pg. E2, col. 6:
My girlfriend wanted me to take her somewhere expensive. So I took her to a gas station.

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
GAS
H-C
5/7/05
My wife told me she wanted to go somewhere expensive.
So i took her to the gas station with me.

Google Groups: edm.general
Someplace Expensive
John Fleming
8/25/05
A woman was complaining to her husband that they haven’t gone out for a long time, and her husband asked her where she wanted to go.

The wife replied:  “I don’t care, just take me somewhere expensive.”

So he took her to the gas station.

Houston (TX) Chronicle
Recipes show why the Dutch oven is Texas’ official cooking vessel
PEGGY GRODINSKY, Published 6:30 am CST, Wednesday, November 9, 2005
(...)
Neighbors Harley Mills and Dwayne Hill, from Wichita Falls, were attending their first Big DOG. A sign behind their chuck box read, “When I got home, my wife said, ‘Take me somewhere expensive.’ So I took her to the gas station.’ “

Twitter
Russ
@russwittmann
Wife ask me to take her somewhere expensive tonight, so I took her to the gas station!
12:48 AM - 24 Apr 2008

Twitter
Coolsmartphone
@coolsmartphone
When I got home last night my wife demanded I take her somewhere expensive. I took her to the petrol station.
12:38 PM - 16 May 2008

Google Books
Clean Jokes, Inspirational Stories and More
By Ron Dykstra
Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC
2009
Pg. 271:
When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her somewhere expensive ... So, I took her to a gas station.

Google Books
The Best ‘A Man Walks Into A Bar’ Jokes
By Billy Brownless
Crows Nest, New South Wales: Allen & Unwin
2009
Pg. 93:
The girlfriend wants him to take her somewhere expensive, so he takes her to the petrol station.

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
For her birthday, my wife said she wanted me to take her somewhere expensive. So I dropped her off at the gas station.

Twitter
John Brookfield
@MeltHell
When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I should take her somewhere expensive. I took her to a petrol station! http://fxmb.info/QZbWc6
4:10 PM - 5 Jul 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Friday, July 06, 2018 • Permalink