A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 07, 2021
“Lawyers hope you get into trouble. Doctors hope you get sick. Teachers hope you’re born stupid…”

A list of “Ironies of Life” (sometimes called “Strange But True!") is that professions prosper when things break down, not if everything functions well. Only a thief wishes you prosperity!

“As awkward as it looks only a thief wishes you prosperity. Lawyer sees you in trouble, doctor ill, teacher born stupid, policeman a criminal” was posted on Twitter by Mutalya Innocent on November 2, 2012. “Ironies of life.... The Police hopes you become a criminal.  Only A THIEF wishes you prosperity in life!!!” was posted on Twitter by TDK ® Makhased on April 16, 2013. he meme seems to have gone viral on this date.

This was posted on the newsgroup staroidroogof on January 20, 2014:

“Irony of life…
The lawyer hopes you get into trouble..
The doctor hopes you fall ill..
The police hopes you become a criminal..
The teacher hopes you are born stupid..
The coffin maker wants you dead..
Only a thief wishes you prosperity in life!!!”


“Lawyers hope you get sued, but a thief wishes you prosperity” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on March 1, 2019.


Twitter
Mutalya Innocent
@Juanmuta
As awkward as it looks only a thief wishes you prosperity. Lawyer sees you in trouble, doctor ill, teacher born stupid, policeman a criminal
10:53 AM · Nov 2, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
TDK ® Makhased
@tdk85
Ironies of life....  The Police hopes you become a criminal.  Only A THIEF wishes you prosperity in life!!!
12:43 AM · Apr 16, 2013·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Shakeel Mansoor ℠
@Shaks0786
...The teacher hopes u r born stupid.The coffin maker wnts u dead. Only A THIEF wishes you prosperity in life!
2:26 PM · Apr 16, 2013·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
chris kaoneka
@Ckaoneka
The lawyer hopes you get into trouble, The Doctor hopes you fall ill, ONLY A THIEF wishes you prosperity in life. !
12:22 PM · Apr 18, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Ankit Mathur
@PehliFursat
A Lawyer hopes U get in trouble. Police hopes U become criminal. The Coffin maker wants U dead. Only A THIEF wishes you prosperity in life.
11:21 AM · Apr 22, 2013·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
ThinkerBelle
@Dhwaney
The lawyer hopes you get into trouble
The doctor hopes you fall ill
The coffin maker wants you dead
Only a thief wishes you prosperity!
9:58 AM · Nov 19, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Google Groups: staroidroogof
Fwd: Irony of life
mnrao
Jan 20, 2014, 8:46:18 AM
to Bala Of Khetri, , Indarjit Jairath, trijiwan payal
Sent from MNR’s iPhone.
Begin forwarded message:
Irony of life…

The lawyer hopes you get into trouble..
The doctor hopes you fall ill..
The police hopes you become a criminal..
The teacher hopes you are born stupid..
The coffin maker wants you dead..
Only a thief wishes you prosperity in life!!!

Facebook
JUST kidding JOKES
July 18, 2015 at 4:43 PM ·
Irony of life: the lawyer hopes you get into trouble, the doctor hopes you get sick, the police hopes you become a criminal, the teacher hopes you are born stupid, the landlord hopes you don’t buy a house, the dentist hope your tooth decays, the mechanic hope your car breakdown, the coffin maker wants you dead.........only a Thief wishes you “prosperity in life” and also wishes “you have a sound sleep” yet we beat the thief when caught....

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/lazytothinkofaname October 4, 2015
Lawyer hopes you’re in trouble, doctor hopes you’re sick, cops hope you’re criminal, teacher hopes you’re stupid but only a thief wishes you prosperity in life.

Facebook
SNP Shipping Services Private Limited
April 5, 2018 at 2:27 AM ·
IRONY OF LIFE ••••
•The Lawyer hopes You get into trouble,
•The Doctor hopes You get sick,
•The Police hopes You become a Criminal,
•The Teacher hopes You are born Stupid,
•The Landlord hopes You don’t buy a House,
•The Dentist hopes Your Tooth Decays,
•The Mechanic hopes Your Cars Breakdown,
•The Coffin Maker wants You dead.........
•Only a Thief wishes You “Prosperity in life”
And Also Wishes “You have a Sound Sleep”

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/shutyoursock March 1, 2019
Lawyers hope you get sued, but a thief wishes you prosperity.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/nit1995 July 18, 2019
Irony of life!
The doctor hopes you fall ill.
The police hopes you become a criminal.
The lawyer hopes you get into trouble.
The priest wants you to get married.
The coffin maker wants you dead.
Only a thief wishes you prosperity in life!

Twitter
Engineer Wells🎛
@Wellsvocals
IRONY of Life:
The doctor hopes you fall ill.
The police hopes you become a criminal.
The lawyer hopes you get into trouble.
The priest wants you to get married.
The coffin maker wants you dead.
“Only a thief wishes you prosperity in life!! “
This life no balance
7:58 PM · Jun 30, 2020·Twitter for Android

Facebook
Crazy World
Poster based in Spain · January 7, 2021 at 8:00 PM ·
When you finally analize (sic) the facts:
. Lawyers hope you get into trouble
. Doctors hope you get sick
. The Police hopes you commit crime
. Teachers hope you’re born silly
. Landlords hope you don’t build a house
. Prostitutes hop you don’t get married
. A Dentist hopes your tooth will decay
. Mechanics hope your vehicle breaks down
. The coffin maker wants you dead
. Only a thief wishes you prosperity in life!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Military/Religion /Health • Thursday, January 07, 2021 • Permalink