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 November 24, 2017
“Ordered stuff using my donor card instead of my debit card. Cost me an arm and a leg”

Some people get the cards in their wallet mixed up. A joke was posted on Twitter by AJCann on December 2, 2008:

“"I’m a Muppet sometimes. I bought some stuff online and used my donor card instead of my debit card. It cost me an arm and a leg.”

The joke was popularized on Twitter when FunnyJoker posted this on April 13, 2009:

“Ordered some stuff online the other day & I used my donor card instead of my debit card. Cost me an arm and a leg.”


Twitter
AJCann‏
@AJCann
“I’m a Muppet sometimes. I bought some stuff online and used my donor card instead of my debit card. It cost me an arm and a leg.”
6:59 AM - 2 Dec 2008

Twitter
Danna Crawford‏
@DannaCrawford
RT: @FunnyJoker Ordered some stuff online the other day & I used my donor card instead of my debit card. Cost me an arm and a leg.
7:46 PM - 13 Apr 2009

Twitter
Steve Hooper‏
@bungeespin
RT @FunnyJoker: Ordered some stuff online the other day & I used my donor card instead of my debit card.Cost me an arm and a leg. (LOL)
7:46 PM - 13 Apr 2009

Twitter
Scott‏
@ramdomthoughts
Ordered some stuff online the other day & I used my donor card instead of my debit card. Cost me an arm and a leg.
12:43 AM - 14 Apr 2009

Google Books
Jokes for Blokes:
The Ultimate Book of Jokes Not Suitable for Mixed Company

By Llewellyn Dowd and Phil McCracken
London, UK: Random House
2011
Pg. 503:
Ordered some stuff online the other day and I used my donor card instead of my debit card.
Cost me an arm and a leg.

29 December 2012, The Daily Mirror (London, UK), “Bet of the Day,” pg. 8:
I ORDERED some goods online the other day and by mistake I used my donor card instead of my debit card. Cost me an arm and a leg. Get on Chelsea at 8-5 to win at Everton.

Twitter
Shit Jokes‏
@ShitJokes
Ordered some Christmas presents online the other day and used my donor card instead of my debit card.
Cost me an arm and a leg.
12:10 PM - 11 Dec 2016

The Herald (Scotland)
20th June 2017
Herald Diary: What to make of Vince Cable’s age, checking in at Glasgow Airport, and colleague’s debit card mix-up
KEN SMITH
(...)
OH dear, a colleague sees I’m at my desk and bears down on me. “I ordered stuff online and stupidly used my donor card instead of my debit card,” he tells me. “Cost me an arm and a leg.”

Twitter
Shit Jokes‏
@ShitJokes
I ordered some stuff online yesterday and I used my Donor Card instead of my Debit Card.
Cost me an arm and a leg.
5:12 AM - 25 Nov 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, November 24, 2017 • Permalink