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Examples of Situational Irony
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This is ironic because the expectation is that a professional who coaches couples through rough patches would herself have a strong marriage. The police station gets robbed. Again, the expectation is that professional crime fighters would be able to help themselves; in this case, by securing their own station.
A post on Facebook complaining how useless Facebook is. This is ironic because one would expect someone who dislikes Facebook to stay away from it instead of using it to make their point.
A traffic cop gets his license suspended because of unpaid parking tickets. Because the traffic cop is usually the one issuing tickets, most people would assume he always followed the rules. A pilot has a fear of heights. This situation is ironic because airplane pilots spend most of their time at work high in the air. A member of PETA wears leather shoes. Because PETA members work to protect animal rights, one would assume they would avoid products made from animal skins. The teacher fails the test. Teachers are usually the ones giving tests rather than taking them, so most people assume they would be expert at passing tests.
A man who needs medical assistance is run over by the ambulance. In this case, the man got the exact opposite of what he needed from the medical help on the scene.
An anti-technology group sets up a website to recruit new club members. People who dislike technology aren't likely to be looking for clubs on the internet, so using technology to recruit is unexpected. Two people want a divorce, but during the proceedings they discover they still love each other and get back together. This is the opposite outcome of what happens in a typical divorce, which makes the situation ironic.
A child runs away from someone throwing a water balloon at him and falls into the pool.
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This is ironic because the child ends up wetter than he would have been, thwarting his expectations of what would happen when he ran away from the water balloon. The cobbler's children have no shoes.
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A cobbler is a professional shoemaker, so the expectation is that her own children would have many shoes, not zero. The President is wounded when a bullet ricochets off his bulletproof car and into his arm. This outcome was definitely not what the Secret Service had in mind when they ordered a secure vehicle. A man leaps out of the road to avoid being hit by a car, only to have a tree branch fall on his head. This is not the outcome the man expected because he thought he would escape being hurt. A group of fans enters a stadium excited to see a football game, only to discover that the sign meant soccer rather than American football.
Expectations can also be unmet due to simple misunderstandings. A Wall Street investor makes fun of others who are afraid of a risky stock pick but later loses all his money. The investor's expectations were not borne out in his stock performance, but there's an increased sense of irony because he was so confident. A mother complains about her lazy children, not realizing they have been secretly making her a birthday present. In this situation, the mother's ideas about her children are thwarted in an unexpected surprise. A man works hard for many years to save for retirement; on his last day of work he is given a lottery ticket worth millions.
The unexpected riches are ironic because the man lived a frugal life assuming he would have to work hard to earn enough to retire. A husband realizes it's his wife's birthday and rushes to make dinner reservations, only to find that she has forgotten what day it is and stayed at work late. The husband expected to treat his wife, by the plans end up ruined anyway. It's only the reason why that's unexpected. Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.
He kills himself but then she awakens, sees that he is dead and kills herself. This is ironic because both lovers killed themselves over a mistaken assumption, leading to a tragic outcome instead of the happy ending the lovers expected.