A traffic jam when you're already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn't it ironic... don't you think?
-- from Ironic, a 1995 song written and performed by singer Alanis Morissette, who has confessed that the irony of Ironic is that there is no irony in the lyrics.
My point? Read on...
Dear Chaim Rubin:
"Ironic" is not a synonym for "coincidental."
Love, your friend and role model,