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 November 20, 2017
“I once had a job drilling holes. It was really boring”

"I once had a job drilling holes in wood.  It was really boring” was posted on the newsgroup alt.humor.puns on May 18, 1998. The pun plays on the two meanings of “boring.”

“Had a job drilling, left because it was too boring” was posted on Twitter on December 18, 2011. “I once had a job drilling holes. I left because it was boring” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on November 21, 2017.


Wiktionary: bore
Verb
bore
(third-person singular simple present bores, present participle boring, simple past and past participle bored)
1. (transitive) To inspire boredom in somebody.
2. (transitive) To make a hole through something.
3. (intransitive) To make a hole with, or as if with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Odd Jobs
Robert Fentiman
5/18/98
I once had a job drilling holes in wood.  It was really boring.

Twitter
Alessandro Guarrera‏
@ALGuarrera
Had a job drilling, left because it was too boring.
6:55 AM - 18 Dec 2011

Twitter
Ricky Mitchell‏
@TheLunachip
I had a job drilling holes, but I had to quit because it was boring.
11:28 AM - 5 Sep 2015

Twitter
Joey Satterfield‏
@pchscoachsat
Me: I had a job drilling holes.
Student: why’d u quit?
Me: it was boring.
Student: why do I talk to u?
Me: Dunno
11:35 AM - 28 Feb 2017

Twitter
James Baker‏
@JB_MusicComic
I had a job drilling for oil rigs, it was well boring #1PUN
2:52 AM - 3 Jul 2017

Twitter
Will‏
@willfrombarnet
I once had a job drilling already-drilled holes to widen them, but it was really boring.
8:26 PM - 27 Oct 2017 from Brooklyn, NY

Reddit—Jokes
I once had a job drilling holes
submitted November 21, 2017 by fatjeff1980
I left because it was boring

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, November 20, 2017 • Permalink