cruel ironyMr Nilai’s sense of humor was inversely proportional to his sense of civic duty. And so, when he had to choose a new president of the Council between a former cruise singer, a former comedian and a former communist, despair drowned out the irony. Finally, the former communist turned out to be the only one never condemned by the law, that never evaded the taxes, and that never acted as a rabble rouser. Furthermore, Mr Nilai thought in wonder, after all what was evil in communism? Especially in the former one, as his accountant nature did not fail to detect. Unfortunately for him, and for the country, the vast majority of Italians were equipped with an unmannerly sense of irony.

Ironia crudele

Il senso dell’umorismo del signor Nilai era inversamente proporzionale al suo senso civico. E così, quando si ritrovò a dover scegliere il nuovo presidente del Consiglio tra un ex cantante da crociera, un ex comico, e un ex comunista, lo sconforto sovrastò l’ironia. Infine, l’ex comunista risultò l’unico a non avere pendenze con la giustizia, a non avere mai frodato il fisco, e a non avere modi da capopopolo. E poi, si sorprese a pensare il signor Nilai, in fondo che male c’era nel comunismo? Specialmente se ex, come non mancò di rilevare la sua indole da ragioniere. Sfortunatamente per lui, e per il Paese, la gran parte degli italiani era dotata di uno screanzato senso dell’ironia.

 

2 responses »

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Such difficult choices 😉

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