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.

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Entry from October 27, 2014
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the terms and conditions I will not read”

Many people don’t read the small print of terms and conditions, simply accepting them and hoping for the best. A version of the Serenity Prayer was on Twitter by Shari VanderWerf on June 24, 2014:

“God grant me the serenity to accept the terms and conditions I will not read.”

The jocular one-liner received many retweets in October 2014. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the terms and conditions I do not read”—with “will” changed to “do”—was posted on Twitter by mark on November 7, 2019.


Wikipedia: Serenity Prayer
The Serenity Prayer is the common name for a prayer authored by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971). It has been adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous and other twelve-step programs. The best-known form is:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.


Twitter
Shari VanderWerf
‏@shariv67
God grant me the serenity to accept the terms and conditions I will not read.
1:59 PM - 24 Jun 2014

Twitter
Professional Heckler
‏@HecklerForever
Accepting the online terms and conditions I will not read. A hard habit to break
6:52 AM - 25 Jun 2014

Twitter
Pungineer®
‏@Sarcastic_Sperm
God grant me the serenity to accept the terms and conditions I will never read.
2:15 PM - 27 Oct 2014

Twitter
WittyScoop.com
‏@WittyScoop
#God grant me the serenity to #accept the terms and #conditions I will not read.”
1:26 AM - 28 Oct 2014

Twitter
Shari VanderWerf
@shariv67
God grant me the serenity to accept the terms and conditions I will not read.
4:28 PM · Feb 17, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
mark
@TheCatWhisprer
God, grant me the serenity to accept the terms and conditions I do not read.
11:05 PM · Nov 7, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Chanklish
@chanklish
God, grant me the serenity to accept the terms and conditions I do not read.
7:53 AM · Nov 21, 2019·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, October 27, 2014 • Permalink