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I’m never too sure what irony is anymore.

I blame Alanis bleeding MorrisMinor and that dismal song.

However, what I do know is that it’s not a black fly in your Chardonnay – or any sort of flying insect.

That’s one for a swift complaint to the winebar manager and if no satisfaction can be had from that avenue, then a quick trip down to the Trading Standards Office at your local council building.

It’s also definitely not a traffic jam when you’re late – that’s just bad planning combined with some cock overturning a lorry on the northbound slip road at Junction 15 of the M1.

Ed Byrne manages to say it all better than I can though:

Hey, maybe this is ironic!

Allison Pearson – Daily Mail hack – manages to burble on and use up a lot of column inches when it comes to taking a swipe at ‘benefit mums’.

So, it tickled me no end when I found that she’d written a sub-‘Bridget Jones’-a-like book about a stressed mother.

Here’s a random synopsis taken from somewhere on the interweb:

‘Meet Kate Reddy, hedge-fund manager and mother of two. She can juggle nine different currencies in five different time zones and get herself and two children washed and dressed and out of the house in half an hour. In Kate’s life, Everything Goes Perfectly as long as Everything Goes Perfectly. She lies to her own mother about how much time she spends with her kids; practices pelvic floor squeezes in the boardroom..’


I almost wet myself!

Hedge-fund manager?

Pelvic floor squeezes?

Still, managing a hedge fund isn’t a job I’d want in the current economic climate.

Maybe Ms Pearson will bring out a sequel in which Kate takes in laundry to make ends meet.

We can only hope after that that real life mirrors art.

Now, that would be ironic.

And if it wasn’t, what a result anyway!


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