Isn’t it Ironic…Dontcha Think?

Back in 1995, Alanis Morissette sang Ironic. Unfortunately, the only ironic thing about it was that it wasn’t ironic. Take a look at some of the lines:

It’s like rain on your wedding day – That’s an inconvenience, not irony

A free ride when you’ve already paid – Just ask for a refund

Good advice that you just can’t take – Then it’s not really good advice, is it

A traffic jam when you’re already late – That’s just poor planning

Ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife – I don’t even know what this one means

Irony is not an overabundance of cutlery. Irony is when you expect one thing but get something else. It’s a literary technique, a way to tell a story. It’s not a rainy wedding, it’s an unexpected turn of events – sometimes good, sometimes bad.

And with that, I want you to think about this. Read more

How Revenge is Like a Sriracha Quesarito

I hit the Taco Bell drive thru the other day. Why? Because of the Sriracha Quesarito of course! If you know me, then you know I like spicy food…even if my stomach doesn’t always like it.

As the cashier handed me my food, she cordially said, “Enjoy your meal!”

“You too!” I shouted back with a big smile and wave.

You too…really?

It wasn’t until about three blocks down the road I realized what I said. “You too?” She wasn’t eating, I was! You too…come on, brain.

I replayed that over and over again in my head for the next four hours. I almost went back to Taco Bell to explain myself. “I know you’re not eating right now…that ‘you too’ was for later…I’m not an idiot…really.”

Oh well. That’s not the first – or last – time I said something idiotic at a Taco Bell. And with that, I want you to think about this. Read more