Ironies

I had plenty of time to observe and ponder humanity today and was struck by the ironies of life.

– A cigarette-smoking woman driving a car laden with graphic anti-abortion bumper stickers. Kill yourself daily, but don’t kill babies.

– A car-crazed teen, now eligible to obtain a driver’s permit, is in no rush to drive.

– A classic middle child laughing his head off at a TV show called “The Middle”.

– A plus-sized clothing store stocks skin-tight jeans and sweaters.

– A toy store is filled with crazed adults seeking pre-Black Friday bargains.

– A La-Z-Boy furniture company is lazily manufacturing our new couches.

– A Latino handyman stops at Taco Bell for lunch.

– A smartphone “forgets” all its contacts.

– A public school newsletter is filled with more advertisements than news.

– A high school hires an intervention support specialist an entire year after we could have used her services. A day late and a dollar short, thankyouverymuch.

– The haul of Halloween candy lasts until well past Thanksgiving.

– A mother finds herself irretrievably ensconced in the “sandwich generation” as she tends to a child’s birthday party needs while investigating independent living options for her own mother.

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