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

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Entry from July 30, 2018
“What’s the hardest thing to sell to a ghost?"/"Life insurance.”

A ghost riddle is:

Q: What’s the hardest thing to sell to a ghost?
A: Life insurance.


The life insurance joke has been cited in print since at least 1992.


Google Books
102 Haunted House Jokes
By Ski Michaels
Mahwah, NJ: Watermill Press
1992
Pg. 52:
What’s the hardest thing to sell to a ghost?
Life insurance.

29 October 2003, The Monitor (McAllen, TX), “Weekly Writing Corner: Halloween Humor,” pg 8B, col. 8:
What’s the hardest thing to sell to a ghost?
Life insurance.
Ariana Maldonado, 4th grade, De la Vina Elementary

Twitter
BeynonCompany
@BeynonCompany
Q: What is the hardest thing to sell to a ghost?
A: Life insurance!
10:00 PM - 24 Jul 2015

Twitter
Celia Insurance
@CeliaInsurance
“What’s the hardest thing to sell to a ghost?”
-Life Insurance http://ow.ly/D7aW302WOOh
11:02 AM - 23 Aug 2016

Twitter
HEERA PATEL
@mheera65
What is the hardest thing to sell to a Ghost? Ans:LIFE insurance!! @SRKUniverse @RedChilliesEnt #GoodBadJokes
6:54 AM - 22 Oct 2016

Twitter
lorraine Jo King
‏@LahLahBean
#jokes
What’s the hardest thing to sell to a ghost?
Life insurance!
3:23 PM - 30 Jul 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Monday, July 30, 2018 • Permalink