In high school I had a conversation with one of my
classmates about the meaning of irony. She just didn't get it. I tried everything I could think of to explain it to her.
Me: You know when something bad happens but the way it happened/the end result of it makes it a tad bit funny?
Idiot girl: I have no idea what you mean...
Me: *sigh* Okay, you know when something happens to someone and they tell you about it, and you kind of chuckle and say 'ha, man that sucks..'
Me: Because sometimes it's funny.
Idiotic overly empathetic girl: But it's not funny.
Me: You know the Alanis Morissette song? (Yes, I went there. I had no choice by this point.)
I wish I knew her today because I have finally found the answer to her question.
Isn't it ironic?