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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 20, 2021
“You don’t know poor until you’ve rinsed off a paper plate”

"My financial status: I just rinsed off a paper plate” is a joke that has been printed on many images. Paper plates are usually thrown away after use.

“You don’t know poor until you’ve rinsed off a paper plate...” was posted on Twitter by Will Rodgers on October 9, 2013. “You don’t know broke until you’ve rinsed off a paper plate” was posted on Twitter by Tweety Tweets on October 17, 2013.

“*Financial Status* Just rinsed off a paper plate...” was posted on Twitter by Will Rodgers on September 16, 2014. “My financial status? I just rinsed off a paper plate” was posted on by Cynical Humor later on September 16, 2014.


Twitter
Eden
@tiny_tanuki
I just rinsed off a paper plate :D
6:40 PM · Dec 25, 2010·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Young Billiano
@MileHighBiLLz
Smh, This Cheap Ass Nigga Just Rinsed Off A Paper Plate
6:45 PM · Jan 13, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
FriedaBeMe
@FriedaBeMe
Just rinsed off a paper plate ‘cause I’m classy like that. #nexttimeconservesyrup
10:09 AM · Mar 22, 2011·Echofon

Twitter
Donnie Darko
@DarkoNSD
I rinsed off a paper plate and reused it #ghetto
10:56 PM · Mar 14, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Will Rodgers
@WilliamRodgers
You don’t know poor until you’ve rinsed off a paper plate…
7:04 AM · Oct 9, 2013·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Philosopher King
@TheKnight48
You don’t know poor until you’ve rinsed off a paper plate.
4:00 AM · Oct 10, 2013·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Tweety Tweets
@TomVeos
“You don’t know broke until you’ve rinsed off a paper plate.”
11:52 AM · Oct 17, 2013·dlvr.it

Twitter
107.7 The Fox
@1077TheFox
You don’t know #broke until you’ve rinsed off a paper plate.
12:31 PM · Oct 17, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Will Rodgers
@WilliamRodgers
*Financial Status*
Just rinsed off a paper plate…
7:04 PM · Sep 16, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Tweety Tweets
@TomVeos
☊*Financial Status* Just rinsed off a paper plate…
8:35 PM · Sep 16, 2014·IFTTT


Cynical Humor
@cynicalhumor
My financial status? I just rinsed off a paper plate.
#broke
10:37 PM · Sep 16, 2014·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Yik Yak
@YikYakApp
“Financial status: just rinsed off a paper plate.” — UT San Antonio
12:30 AM · Sep 25, 2014·Unified Publishing

Twitter
⚓His Anchor⚓
@hisanchor1214
My financial status.........I just rinsed off a paper plate........
1:21 AM · Oct 31, 2014·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/goodeggforyou June 8, 2015
I’m so poor…
I just rinsed off a paper plate.

Twitter
Chris Taylor
@dabears1973
Current financial status:
Just rinsed off a paper plate.
10:03 PM · Sep 15, 2016·Twitter for Windows Phone

Google Books
What is wrong with you?
A collection of my Facebook Status Updates

By Kevin Shadow-Walker
Kage Publications
2017
Pg. ?:
You don’t know broke until you’ve rinsed off a paper plate… for the third time.

Twitter
Mike #D4L
@abuckeyeinva
Financial status update… rinsed off a paper plate last night.
10:55 AM · Sep 17, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Monday, September 20, 2021 • Permalink