An End to Irony

Life is full of irony, or so it feels when that is foremost on one’s mind.  Here are just some of the ways that irony has played a role this week:

  •  Concerned that the hotel we were staying at was pet-friendly (and I am deadly allergic to cats), we made distancing ourselves from animals the priority on check in.  Reassuring us that pets were only ever housed on the main floor, and he was putting us on the fourth, coming in contact with cats would not be a problem the clerk said.  What did become a problem, though, was the fact that we were assigned a room as far from the elevator as we could get – not great for someone who is mobility challenged.  Adding insult to injury, as the saying goes, was the psychedelic carpet lining the hallways.
  • Finding a restaurant that offers gluten-free options can be tricky.  Night one proved disastrous, but I was too tired to object.  Night two, we opted for Mexican, which is typically safe for me.  Ironically, every item on the menu contained bell peppers which my husband and stepdaughter are allergic too.  That never happens!
  • We researched all the recommended places for birding, and then got the best photo in our friends’ backyard.

Having a sense of humour, always helps, and we had a great visit, despite the challenges.

If you didn’t get to read the entries for this week’s challenge, please go back to the original post and check them out.  Subhasree added a story about irony in the comment section which is interesting.

Irony worked well for Proscenium this week, which turned out to be a small blessing in the midst of a deluge of rain.  I hope the rain will be easing for you soon.

“To lose is to win!” is Stuff and What If’s realized irony, as she effectively illustrates in her poem:  If Only I’d Known.

We Wander…We Wonder also philosophizes about the human condition and finds the irony in her poem Being Human.

Sgeoil ponders the irony in a hummingbird’s antics in Rufous.

Thanks to all for participating.  I’ll see tomorrow with a new challenge.



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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

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