i-ro-ny (noun)

(pl. -nies)

1. A state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result. 

2. Smoking cigarettes while gambling in a casino in Biloxi the day the cigarette tax goes up by 50 cents a pack during the worst recession in US history.

Atlantic City SmokingSee also dramatic or tragic irony.

Ponder it.