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 February 18, 2018
“‘The later I get here, the quicker this ends’ isn’t the right answer for ‘why are you late?‘“

Some employees believe that the later they arrive to work, the sooner it’s over. “My boss asked my why I was always late for work. I’m like, ‘Cause it make the day go faster. The later I get here, the quicker this ends’” was posted on Twitter on December 8, 2010.

“My Boss sent me back home. Apparently, ‘the later I get here, the quicker this ends’ isn’t the right answer for ‘why are you late?’” was posted on Twitter by Ororo Munroe‏ on July 25, 2012. This form of the saying became popular.

The work joke has been printed on many images.


Twitter
Miss Pepperami‏
@PepzMachine
My boss asked my why I was always late for work. I’m like, “‘Cause it make the day go faster. The later I get here, the quicker this ends.”
1:51 PM - 8 Dec 2010

Twitter
Ororo Munroe‏
@Storminika
My Boss sent me back home. Apparently, “the later I get here, the quicker this ends” isn’t the right answer for “why are you late?”
8:42 AM - 25 Jul 2012

Twitter
Hayes‏
@HayesEHL3
My Boss sent me back home. Apparently, “the later I get here, the quicker this ends” isn’t the right answer for “why are you late?”
10:48 AM - 25 Jul 2012

Funny Status
My Boss sent me home today. Apparently, “the later…
April 29, 2013 Work Status Updates
My Boss sent me home today. Apparently, “the later I get here, the quicker this ends” isn’t the right answer for “why are you late?”

Twitter
Sarcasm Machine‏
@Sarcasm_Machine
My Boss sent me home today. Apparently, “the later I get here, the quicker this ends” isn’t the right answer for “why are you late?”
3:16 PM - 8 May 2013

Facebook
Ashland County Pictures
April 30, 2016 ·
My Boss sent me home today. Apparently, “the later I get here, the quicker this ends” isn’t the right answer for “why are you late?”

Twitter
Bill Murray‏
@BiIIMurray
My Boss sent me home today. Apparently, “the later I get here, the quicker this ends” isn’t the right answer for “why are you late?”
9:29 AM - 25 Sep 2017

Twitter
Bill Murray‏
@BiIIMurray
My Boss sent me home today. Apparently, “the later I get here, the quicker this ends” isn’t the right answer for “why are you late?”
2:30 PM - 16 Feb 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Sunday, February 18, 2018 • Permalink