Maybe he sarcastically thought “Well, isn’t this nice,” not knowing that it really was one of the nicest things to ever happen to the world, because another passenger on the plane was a genocidal madman who would otherwise have gone on to start a planet-destroying nuclear war.
In that case, his words had a deeper meaning of which he was unaware, which would have fit within the category of the “dramatic irony” that my high-school English teachers talked about.
“Fat is the body’s stored fuel, and if you stop adding more fuel, your body has to burn up that fuel in order to keep functioning. Otherwise you would be a perpetual motion machine, which is physically impossible.
But that doesn’t mean weight loss isn’t affected by genetics. Every machine will exhaust its fuel source if it runs long enough, but some machines are more fuel-efficient than others.”
There’s a new blog post at Erikahammerschmidt.com! The cost of good mental health, and my fuel-efficient body.