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 September 28, 2017
“Why did the invisible man turn down the job offer?"/"He couldn’t see himself doing it.”

A riddle about the invisible man is:

Q: Why did the invisible man turn down the job offer?
A: He couldn’t see himself doing it.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2010.


Wikipedia: The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells. Originally serialized in Pearson’s Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body’s refractive index to that of air so that it neither absorbs nor reflects light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it.

Google Books
Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids
By Rob Elliott
Grand Rapids, MI: Revell
2010
Pg. 10:
Q: Why did the invisible man turn down a job offer?
A: He just couldn’t see himself doing it.

Twitter
IG: PrettyNay21‏
@PrettyNay21
Why did the invisible man turn down a job offer?"He couldn’t see himself doing it”
6:06 PM - 9 May 2011

Twitter
I AM BIG BABY‏
@IamBigBABY
#LameJokes why did the Invisible man turn down the job???  A--- he couldn’t see himself doing it!!!
2:17 PM - 14 Jul 2011

Twitter
ReWire‏
@therewire
Why did the invisible man turn down a job offer? He just couldn’t see himself doing it. hahaha Hope you had a great day at school
2:19 PM - 8 Nov 2011

Twitter
Popsicle Jokes‏
@Popsicle__Jokes
Why did the invisible man turn down his promotion?
He just couldn’t see himself doing it #popsiclejokes
9:50 AM - 8 Feb 2012

Google Books
The Everything Big Book of Jokes:
Hundreds of the Shortest, Longest, Silliest, Smartest, And Most Hilarious Jokes You’ve Never Heard!

By Evan C. Thomas
Avon, MA: Adams Media
2014
Pg. 254:
Why did the invisible man turn down a job? He just couldn’t see himself doing it.

Reddit—Jokes
Why did the invisible man quit his new job?
submitted February 13, 2017 by Halper902
He just couldn’t see himself doing it.

Reddit—Jokes
Why did the invisible man decline the job offer?
submitted April 12, 2017 by Sadangel8279
Because he couldn’t see himself doing it.

Twitter
Marion Muscare‏
@MarionMuscare
Q: Why did the Invisible Man refuse the job he was offered?  A: He couldn’t see himself doing it.
2:31 PM - 26 Sep 2017

Reddit—Jokes
Why did the invisible man turn down the job offer?
submitted September 28, 2017 by PvtRyan710
Because he couldn’t see himself doing it.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, September 28, 2017 • Permalink