Things In Alanis Morissette’s Ironic That Are and Are Not Ironic

Debatably Ironic:

  • An old man turning ninety-eight winning the lottery and dying the next day
  • A death row pardon two minutes too late
  • Mr. Play It Safe being afraid to fly, packing his suitcase, kissing his kids goodbye, waiting his whole damn life to take that flight, and as the plane crashes down he thinks, “Well, isn’t this nice…”

Not Ironic:

  • A black fly in your Chardonnay
  • Rain on your wedding day
  • A free ride when you’ve already paid
  • The good advice you just didn’t take
  • A traffic jam when you’re already late
  • A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
  • Ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
  • Meeting the man of your dreams then meeting his beautiful wife

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