Irony Example : I posted the following: i don't know if this is a 'blessing' or a 'curse'. men......

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I posted the following: I don't know if this is a 'blessing' or a 'curse'. Men hit on me at the supermarket, but the thing is that these men are seventy to ninety-nine years old! I think it's cute, but embarrassing at the same time. Their flirting is kind of cute. One day I was looking at the paper towels at the store, and this 90 year-old man approached me and said, "What are you looking at? All paper towels are the same." I said, "Well, I usually use a rag, so I don't really know which brand to buy." Then he started complimenting my hair, and started talking about this and that. Suddenly, a 101 year-old man approached the man talking to me and he said to him, "Let me know when you're done flirting because I'm next." Another time, I helped an 80 year old man with his basket and he said to me, "Thank you for being so kind to an old man." I said, "Well, an old man took take of me when I was a child." He said, "He did a wonderful jo-nd you're also pretty." Then he said, "So, who takes care of you now, Huh?" and he winked at me. Someone replied: "Some irony missed here, methinks…" 

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