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

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Entry from August 15, 2019
“Why did the accountant cross the road?"/"To bore the people on the other side.”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?"/"To get to the other side” is a classic riddle from the 19th century. An accountant version is:

Q: Why did the accountant cross the road?
A: To bore the people on the other side.


“Why did the accountant walk across the street? Because he wanted to bore the people on the other side” was printed in the Boston (MA) Globe on March 19, 1983.

Similar accountant riddles include “Why did the accountant cross the road?"/"Because he did it last year” and “Why did the accountant cross the road?"/"So he could claim it on his travel expenses.”


19 March 1983, Boston (MA) Globe, “Oh Boy, is this profession boring!” by Sanford Kreisberg, pg. 11, col. 4:
Why did the accountant walk across the street? Because he wanted to bore the people on the other side.

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Gaurav Sharma
9/2/01
“Omar Khan” wrote in message
news:9msk1q$3s98p$1@ID-93876.news.dfncis.de…
> Why did the accountant cross the road?”
> To open a consulting practice.
> What else does an accountant do for fun?
> To count the chickens.
> Because the lawyers were on the first side.
> It was April 15th and the bar was on the other side.
> So he could charge the client for travel expenses.
> The client told him to.
> Because that’s what was done in the prior year.
> To bore the people on the other side.
> Because he just broke GAAS on the first side.

11 December 2001, Financial Times (London, UK), “Boring Accountant?” by Satham Sanghera, pg. 6:
Why did the accountant cross the road? To bore the people on the other side.

10 February 2002, Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, “Mild, meek...no-account?” by Beth Gillin, pg. D1, col. 3:
Why did the accountant cross the road? To bore the people on the other side.

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Adam Ripperdan
@AdamRipperdan
Why did the accountant cross the road? To bore the people on the other side!  Hope all is well today smile
12:06 PM · Jul 25, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Google Books
Ultimate Book of Jokes:
The Essential Collection of More Than 1,500 Jokes

By Scott McNeely
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books
2011
Pg. 129:
Q : Why did the accountant cross the road?
A: To bore the people on the other side

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LeonardsLines
@wagers_l
Why did the accountant cross the road?  To bore the people on the other side.
9:05 PM · Feb 11, 2017·Twitter Web Client

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AJ
@Tonyjim1
Why did the Accountant cross the road? To bore the people on the other side.
8:58 AM · Apr 11, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Thursday, August 15, 2019 • Permalink