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 March 26, 2015
“The toes you step on today may be connected to the ass you’ll kiss tomorrow”

"The toes you step on today may be connected to the ass you will have to kiss tomorrow” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many posters and ecards. “Beware the toes you step on today, they may be attached to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow” was cited in January 1995. The author is unknown.


Google Groups: nf.general
List of favourite quotes
Teeter Totter
1/19/05
Beware the toes you step on today, they may be attached to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow.

Google Groups: rec.arts.marching.drumcorps
re-Lambda Drum Corps Associ
Michael Furey
6/10/95
(...)
WARNING!
The toes you step on today may be connected to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow!

Google Groups: alt.quotations
Funny office signs
Shadi Torabi
6/11/96
(...)
This is by far MY favorite:

Be careful, the toes you step on today may be attached to the butt you’ll have to kiss tomorrow!

Google News Archive
5 March 1999, The Argus-Press (Owosso, MI), pg. 4, col. 2:
Think About It
“While enjoying your freedom of expression, it is wise to remember that the toes you step on today may be connected to the rump that you must kiss tomorrow.”
Gina L. Keel
The Freedom Forum, 1998

Google Books
The Ultimate Training Workshop Handbook:
A Comprehensive Guide to Leading Successful Workshops and Training Programs

By Bruce Klatt
New York, NY: McGraw Hill Professional
1999
Pg. 1148:
Thus a quip like, “Be careful who’s toes you step on today, they may be connected to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow” is funny if it’s timed right.

Google News Archive
4 October 2001, Victoria (TX) Advocate, “Ruminate on one woman’s reasonable rules” by Meleese Bright, pg. 1D, col. 4:
Rule No. 9 - Be careful that the toes you step on today aren’t connected to the hiney you’ll need to kiss tomorrow.

Google News Archive
13 January 2002, Sunday Star-News (Wilmington, NC), “Fitting in at a new job takes time, patience” by Tiffini Theisen (The Orlando Sentinel), pg. 2E, col. 3:
“You never know who is powerful or can help you out in the company.

“Remember the toes you step on today may to the butt you have to kiss to morrow!”
(Naomi Bergner, a secretary at the Florida Solar Energy Center.—ed.)

Twitter
Trish
‏@Dayngr
*Social Media Tip #287* The toes you step on today might be connected to the ass you kiss tomorrow.
9:12 PM - 3 Apr 2008

Google Books
Behold the Proverbs of a People:
Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics

By Wolfgang Mieder
Jackson, MI: The University Press of Mississippi
2014
Pg. ?:
The toes you step on today may be attached (connected) to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, March 26, 2015 • Permalink