I have this theory that irony is a stronger force in the universe than gravity. It seems to crop up pretty regularly in my own life, at least, which might be why I tend to pick up on examples in the world at large.
And since I find irony pretty hilarious (even when it happens to me) I will collect and periodically share! To get us started:
1. “Authentic Expresso Drink.” Written on a sign outside a local gas station. Maybe it’s just me, but if you can’t spell it, I’m thinking you can’t claim it’s authentic.
2. “No bag, please: I’ll save a tree today.” When I worked at Chapters, customers said this to me all the time. And when they find the oil trees, I’m so planting one in my backyard.
3. Seen while driving across town: a very large Honda decal. On a large GMC truck.
4. Picture a bridge, 50 feet above a river bed in Texas. A river bed that’s been dry so long, there’s sagebrush growing in it. Now picture a sign that says “No diving from bridge.” I truly wish I had a picture of that one.
5. And finally, courtesy of the narrator on a National Geographic special… “There were two sharks, in particular, that caught his undivided attention.” Okay, then….
Is irony a force in your own life? What’s your favorite example of irony at work? I’d love to hear your stories! And if you see a particularly awesome tribute to the irony gods, take a photo and send it to me. If I get really organized, there might even be a Pinterest board involved…