After many years of being irritated that not ONE example given in the song "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette was actually ironic, something occurred to me the other day.
(OMFG! Many years -- as in the nearly 15 years ago when it first came out!!!)
Perhaps the irony, was not exactly IN the lyrics, but that fact that it
**WASN'T*** in the lyrics. The irony of the song, was that it wasn't ironic at all! For about 3 seconds, I felt brilliant (if a little slow to bring the idea to the table). So, I googled this theory and there's a mention of this in Wikipedia. Only it wasn't intentional at all! sigh.
I bet that Alanis now knows the difference between things that suck and things that are ironic. Sometimes things can both suck and be ironic.
For instance, my roommate has absolutely no desire to have children. EVER. And certainly she would NEVER consider birthing one. She is also afraid of doctors. Her periods are irregular and always have been. I was concerned about her lack of cycle. I gave her some of my FertilAid pills in the hopes that she would get her period regulated. The pills didn't seem to be working for me, but I had read many good things about them. She's been taking them for nearly 6 months and has had 3 periods in the last 4 months. I find this to be ironic. While I think it's great for her, I also think it sucks for me! argh!