How ironic would it be that when I say I haven’t had a nosebleed in a while and then within a few hours I get a nose bleed?
Pretty ironic right? Well, that is exactly what kind of irony that has been happening to me lately. I get a new phone and my dad tells me not to drop it, but of course I do. I say it probably won’t snow until December, and it snows overnight.
I consider myself to be a positive person, so when I get the opposite of what I say, I can’t help but laugh.
It is good to not get upset over something minimalistic such as snow falling sooner than expected. It just seems interesting to think that as soon as you bring a certain topic up, that topic happens.
Now, getting a nosebleed for the first time in a while doesn’t seem as funny, but I still laughed. It was early one afternoon recently, and I was with my roommate. We were talking about something when I mentioned that I hadn’t had a nose bleed in a while.
I typically get nosebleeds when the weather changes, so a nosebleed isn’t uncommon. I just happened to remember that I hadn’t recalled having one recently. As soon as I stated this, my roommate told me to knock on wood. Unfortunately, the area we were in didn’t have wood.
I figured it was no big deal. I mean, what are the odds that when I say something about not having a nosebleed for a while, that I would get a nosebleed? Let me tell you, it’s likely.
Now, it would have been nice to not have a nosebleed, but it happened. I didn’t get angry or upset that this happened because that would have nothing to stop what was already happening. Things happen, and life goes on.
The way I look at irony is a way to incorporate laughter into life. In some cases where irony isn’t terrible, it seems to be a way to have a laugh.
There are too many times where I find myself taking everything seriously. Some irony can be a way to realize that not all of life was made to be taken seriously.
Maybe you are carrying a glass of water that is filled to the top. You keep telling yourself you can make it to the table where you can set it down. The water spills anyway.
Clean it up and have a laugh.
Karena Ozier is a freshman elementary education major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or at