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 January 25, 2021
“Why did the marble countertop leave the kitchen?"/"It was tired of being taken for granite.”

Marble countertops are not the same as granite countertops. A riddle is:

Q: Why did the marble countertop leave the kitchen?
A: It was tired of being taken for granite.


“Taken for granite” sounds like “taken for granted.” The riddle (in slightly different forms) has been cited in print since at least 2012 and 2015.


Twitter
rebecca hadfield
@zenbecca
Why was the marble countertop mad? It was sick of being taken for granite.
9:43 AM · Oct 24, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Mark Brocke
@marksbrocke
Why was the marble countertop sad?
Because it was taken for granite. Thank you, I’ll be here all week. #cornyjokes
4:00 AM · Feb 1, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Vincent Fiorentini
@VinceFior
Why was the marble countertop sad? It was taken for granite.
12:29 AM · Feb 6, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/ryerocco July 17, 2015
Why did the marble countertop leave the kitchen?
It was tired of being taken for granite.

Twitter
Phoenix Stone Group
@PHXStoneGroup
Why did the marble countertop leave the kitchen? It was tired of being taken for granite.
3:22 PM · Jan 8, 2018·Social Manager.

Twitter
Lesley Anne
@LesleyAnneComic
I was just told my countertop was made of marble.  I realized I had always taken it for “granite”.
8:34 PM · Apr 30, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Zomb0ctopus February 24, 2019
Why was the marble countertop sad?
Because it was taken for granite.

Twitter
Stelton Cabinets
@SteltonCabinets
Q: Why did the marble countertop leave the kitchen?
A: Because he was taken for granite.
#JOTW
10:15 AM · Oct 21, 2019·Thryv

Twitter
GNolan
@GNolan01
Q Why did the marble countertop leave the kitchen? It was tired of being taken for granite.
8:01 PM · Jan 25, 2021·Twitter Web App

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