The wrong kind of irony

A young Dutch man named Cor Pan, likely a passenger on the Malaysian airplane that was shot down over Russia, tweeted out a photo of the plane and commented, “If it should disappear, this is what it looks like.” (Story here.)

That’s just the wrong kind of irony – that which would ordinarily be a bit funny, but is downright macabre when the plane actually disappears.

Not that I’m judging. Six years ago, one of my friends told me to call when I landed in California to let him know that I arrived safely. I told him that if there were a problem, he would hear about it on the news. Forty-eight hours later, he heard in the news that a huge earthquake hit the area I was in.

Too bad words don’t taste like chocolate; they would be so much easier to eat.


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