Irony in 2022

A short recap of a superbly ironic email correspondence:

Angry man on phone
Photo (cc) by George Redgrave
(Not me!)

This had to do with workshops concerning the “redevelopment”  (improvement!) of our suburb. All residents were invited to participate.

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On Dec 6, 2022, at 10:57 AM, Ms. Helen Helpful* wrote:

REMINDER

Good morning,

Just a friendly reminder that Workshop #4 – Mobility & Connectivity will take place tonight (December 6) at 7:00pm.
This workshop will take place at City Hall – xxxx address.

See you there!

Helen Helpful
Executive Assistant
Office of the Mayor and City Manager
Address etc.
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From: Ellie Presner
Sent: December 6, 2022 11:18 AM
To: Helen Helpful
Subject: Re: REMINDER

Hi, sorry I can’t attend because we have no car and are mobility challenged! This should’ve been on Zoom!

Ellie Presner
https://elliepresner.com
xxx-xxx-xxxx
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On Dec 6, 2022, at 11:52 AM, Ms. Helen Helpful wrote:

Dear Mrs. Presner,

Thank you for letting us know. Unfortunately, these workshops cannot be done on Zoom as they are interactive. The people who attend are actually “working” on maps, etc.

Have a lovely day.

Helen Helpful
Executive Assistant
Office of the Mayor and City Manager
Address etc.
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From: Ellie Presner
Sent: December 6, 2022 11:18 AM
To: Helen Helpful
Subject: Re: REMINDER

Hi Helen,

Thanks for your quick reply. Please take note that our emails highlight the great IRONY: the workshop is billed as “Mobility & Connectivity” – yet I can’t get there, and can’t connect.

Cheers.

Ellie Presner
https://elliepresner.com
xxx-xxx-xxxx

 

*”Helen Helpful” is a pseudonym. 😁

Apt ending to this entire vignette: 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

 

8 thoughts on “Irony in 2022

  1. Years ago my department chair, who had had a leg amputated, was told that he had to apply in person for disability benefits at a third-floor office — with no elevator! Irony indeed.

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