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 June 17, 2023
“Friday 101: Drink coffee and look busy when your boss walks by”

“When in doubt, drink coffee and look busy” and “Friday goals: Drink coffee and look busy until the weekend gets here” are coffee sayings that have been printed on many images. “At work you’re sappose to drink coffee and look busy” was posted on Twitter by Lady Trucker on August 3, 2009.
     
“It’s Friday! Time to work! And by work I mean drink coffee and pretend to look busy! (at QBE) — https://path.com/p/8qOny” was posted on Twitter by JC Ryan on September 12, 2013. “It’s Friday! Time to work! And by work I mean drink coffee and pretend to look busy!” (shown on an ecard) was posted on Facebook by RI FOOD FIGHTS on April 11, 2014. The saying is from this ecard by SOmeecards.
   
“Friday goals: Drink coffee and look busy until the weekend gets here. Nanea Hoffman” (shown on an image) was posted on Facebook by Sweatpants & Coffee on May 29, 2015. “Friday 101: Drink coffee and look busy when your boss walks by. #friyay” was posted on Twitter by Death Wish Coffee Co. on November 17, 2017.
   
“Life strategy: When in doubt, drink coffee and look busy. Nanea Hoffman” (shown on an image by Sweatpants & Coffee) was posted on Twitter by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on January 20, 2016. “When in doubt, drink coffee and look busy” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by David Voth on January 20, 2016. The former image probably came first, but the latter image has been more popular.
   
“It’s Friday! Just look busy until it’s time for wine” is a related Friday saying.
     
         
Twitter 
Lady Trucker
@Lady_Trucker
@ronreddog At work you’re sappose to drink coffee and look busy.
8:20 AM · Aug 3, 2009
   
Twitter
Tom
@Free_Bird88
Getting paid to drink coffee and look busy. I could think of worse fates
8:52 PM · Aug 28, 2010
     
Twitter
annie d
@parsleywinters
Today’s plan- drink coffee and look busy
9:42 AM · Dec 21, 2011
   
Twitter
BannedFromThePremise
@Middle_Third
Who wants to hire me to drink coffee and look busy?
10:11 PM · Mar 9, 2013
 
Twitter
JC Ryan
@ryanjc21
It’s Friday! Time to work! And by work I mean drink coffee and pretend to look busy! (at QBE) — https://path.com/p/8qOny
7:11 PM · Sep 12, 2013
   
Twitter
Charlotte Beaton
@chazznit
It’s Friday!! Time to work! And by work I mean drink coffee and pretend to look busy! Hahaha!
5:30 AM · Nov 8, 2013
         
Twitter
Róisín ReillyCassidy
@Rorocassidy
It’s Friday! Time for work! And by work I mean drink coffee and look busy happy weekend:)
3:07 AM · Feb 7, 2014 from Louth, Ireland
 
Facebook
RI FOOD FIGHTS
April 11, 2014 at 8:19 AM ·
Time to drink COFFEE and look busy!
(The following text is shown on an ecard.—ed.)
It’s Friday!
Time to work!
And by work
I mean
drink coffee
and pretend
to look busy!
 
Facebook
RI FOOD FIGHTS
July 25, 2014 at 7:03 AM ·
It’s Friday!
Drink COFFEE and pretend to look busy.
(The following text is shown on an ecard.—ed.)
It’s Friday!
Time to work!
And by work
I mean
drink coffee
and pretend
to look busy!
     
Facebook
Sweatpants & Coffee
May 29, 2015 at 8:30 AM ·
It’s good to have goals.
(The following text is shown on an image from Sweatpants & Coffee.—ed.)
Friday goals:
Drink coffee
and look
busy until
the weekend
gets here.
Nanea Hoffman
 
Twitter
Michelle Ponce Mazuros 😷🇺🇲
@MichelleMazuros
“Friday goals: Drink coffee and look busy until the weekend gets here.” ~Nanea Hoffman Courtesy of… https://instagram.com/p/5O3cRAHX2i/
5:30 AM · Jul 17, 2015
 
Twitter
Joe’s Brother
@joesbrosteven
#Friday’s goal: Drink #coffee and look busy until the weekend gets here!
10:27 AM · Aug 28, 2015
 
Twitter
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
@ccannonauthor
Friday Goals: Drink #coffee and look busy until the #weekend gets here. #TGIF #coffeeaddict
(The following text is shown on an image from Sweatpants & Coffee.—ed.)
Friday goals:
Drink coffee
and look
busy until
the weekend
gets here.
Nanea Hoffman
6:34 AM · Nov 13, 2015
 
Twitter
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
@ccannonauthor
Life Strategy: When in doubt drink #Coffee and look busy. #coffeeaddict
(The following text is shown on an image from Sweatpants & Coffee.—ed.)
Life strategy:
When in doubt,
drink coffee
and look busy.
Nanea Hoffman
6:32 AM · Jan 20, 2016
 
Twitter
David Voth
@SexCigarsBooze
When in doubt, drink #coffee and look busy.
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
When in doubt,
drink coffee
and look busy.
11:08 AM · Jan 20, 2016
       
Facebook
Steak and Blowjob Day
January 23, 2016 at 8:34 AM ·
#Coffee
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
When in doubt,
drink coffee
and look busy.
 
Twitter
Call Me Sugar
@Chipo_Lbz
Life strategy: When in doubt, drink coffee and look busy.
7:58 AM · Jun 3, 2016
 
Facebook
Sweatpants & Coffee
June 24, 2016 at 8:30 AM ·
Friday goals.
(The following text is shown on an image from Sweatpants & Coffee.—ed.)
Friday goals:
Drink coffee
and look
busy until
the weekend
gets here.
Nanea Hoffman
   
Twitter
Death Wish Coffee Co.
@DeathWishCoffee
Friday 101: Drink coffee and look busy when your boss walks by. #friyay
9:38 AM · Nov 17, 2017
     
Twitter
Claire
@drinkcoffeetea
When in doubt, drink coffee and look busy.  Happy Monday everyone! #MondayMotivation #Monday
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
When in doubt,
drink coffee
and look busy.
10:25 PM · Feb 3, 2019
 
iFunny
NotASingleFuckGiven_2020
25 jan 2021
When in doubt, drink coffee and look busy.
   
Twitter
Emad K. Michel
@worldofsardina
Friday goals :
Drink Coffee and look busy
Until the weekend gets here ☕️😍
3:41 AM · Dec 24, 2021
     
Twitter
Nairenon Consultancy
@nairenon
Drink coffee and look busy until the weekend gets here!
(The following text is shown on a Minions meme.—ed.)
friday goals:
Drink coffee and look busy
until the weekend gets here!
9:06 PM · Jun 23, 2022
 
Twitter
Emad K. Michel
@worldofsardina
Friday goals:
Drink Coffee and look busy until the weekend gets here !
5:08 AM · Jan 13, 2023
 
Twitter
caFUNated
@caFUNated
People ask how you get ahead in life. Simple answer? When in doubt, drink #coffee and look busy. Pretty sure that’s all the boss does! 😆 Get the #mug today at #caFUNated! https://buff.ly/3BIij5M
#coffeetime #coffeecup #coffeemug #officemug #cup #funnycoffeecup #CoffeeAchiever
(” When in doubt, drink coffee & look busy” is shown on a mug.—ed.)
10:30 PM · May 23, 2023
 
Twitter
Life Love Coffee
@Ms_Coffeelover
#FridayCoffee ☕️ Drink #coffee and look busy until the weekend gets here… just one more day! #HappyFriday #sweatpantsandcoffee
(The following text is shown on an image from Sweatpants & Coffee.—ed.)
Friday goals:
Drink coffee
and look
busy until
the weekend
gets here.
Nanea Hoffman
9:00 AM · Jun 16, 2023

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