I’ve always struggled with accurately identifying a situation that’s truly “ironic”, so more often than not, when I’m uncertain if a situation can be technically defined as ironic, I usually just chalk it up as “coincidental”.
On that note, I experienced a situation yesterday that I can’t help but think is ironic. Here’s how it went down…
Over the weekend, I went on a semi-impulsive shoe-shopping spree, dropping about $350 on 5 pair of shoes [which is actually a pretty good deal]. Anywho, when I got home, I immediately started to feel emotions that resembled buyer’s remorse, so I took inventory of the purchases I just made, tried everything on again, and decided that I didn’t really need 3 of the 5 pairs of shoes I had just bought. So on Tuesday, I returned the 3 pairs of shoes that I had deemed uneccessary purchases after the fact — a return that was the equivalent of ~$225. [Ya, I know.]
While at the exact same store that I purchased + subsequently returned said shoes, I decided somewhat impulsively to buy myself a new wallet. [Okay, it was cute, reasonably priced, and the color totally spoke to me. Whatevs, don’t hate.]
Anywho, returning to my office, cleaning out the contents of my current wallet to transfer them to the new wallet, I stumbled across two fortune cookie papers that I had saved some time ago, but had completely forgotten about.
The first one read: “A new pair of shoes will do you a world of good!”
….and the second one read: “You shouldn’t overspend at the moment. Frugality is important”
Anywho, I thought these messages were both ironic/coincidental in light of my recent purchase/return. Maybe it’s more coincidental than anything…. Whatevs, it was freakin’ weird.