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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from February 22, 2023
“As a kid, did you ever knock on people’s doors and run away before they answered?” (UPS joke)

Delivery drivers (such as UPS, FedEx and Amazon) often ring the doorbell—and then run away. A popular meme jokes about this.
   
“As a kid, did you ever knock on people’s doors and run away before they could answer? Well, guess what…we are hiring” (shown on an image with a UPS driver) was posted on Facebook by The Old Man Club on March 28, 2016. “As a kid did u ever knock on people’s doors and run away before they answered? Well guess what, they’re hiring” (with the same UPS driver photo, but slightly different wording) was posted on Twitter by Sabrina Pinheiro, MD on March 16, 2018.
   
     
Facebook 
The Old Man Club
March 28, 2016 at 12:10 PM ·
As a kid did you ever knock on people’s doors and run away before they could answer?
Well guess what…. we are hiring!
(The above text is shown on an image also showing a UPS driver.—ed.)
 
Facebook 
The Old Man Club
January 22, 2017 at 12:03 PM ·
As a kid did you ever knock on people’s doors and run away before they could answer? Well guess what we are hiring!
(The above text is shown on an image also showing a UPS driver.—ed.)
 
Facebook
Dave Bath
October 6, 2017 at 7:27 AM ·
“As a kid, did you ever knock on people’s doors and run away before they could answer? Well, guess what: we are hiring”
(with a picture of an AusPost van)
 
Twitter
Sabrina Pinheiro, MD
@SabrinaPinMD
As a kid did you ever knock on people’s doors and run away before they answered?
(The following text is shown on an image also showing a UPS driver.—ed.)
As a kid did u ever knock on people’s
doors and run away before they
answered? Well guess what, they’re
hiring.
1:31 AM · Mar 16, 2018
     
Twitter
Isaac Hudson
@Elysianus
As A Kid, Did You Ever Knock On People’s Doors And Run Away Before They Answered? Well Guess What, They’re Hiring!
(UPS and FedEx drivers are show.—ed.)
7:33 PM · Apr 27, 2018
     
iFunny
HaroldMcGrady
2 feb 2019
As a kid did u ever knock on people’s doors and run away before they answered? Well guess what, they’re hiring.
   
iFunny
__DaVill__
21 jan 2023
AS a kid did u ever knock on people’s doors and run away before they answered? Well guess what. they’re hiring.
 
Twitter
Cory Papineau
@Iam_Canadian
As a kid, did you ever knock on people’s doors and run away before they answered?
Guess what?
UPS is hiring!
9:06 AM · Jan 30, 2023
 
Twitter
Rothmus 🏴
@Rothmus
(The following text is shown on an image also showing a UPS driver.—ed.)
As a kid did u ever knock on people’s
doors and run away before they
answered? Well guess what, they’re
hiring.
2:21 PM · Feb 22, 2023

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, February 22, 2023 • Permalink


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