For those of you who follow my blog you already know that I have a love/hate relationship with Chinese fortune cookies. When I was little I used to think that there was some Confucius-esque (try saying that three times fast) type individual sitting in a fortune cookie factory somewhere going into a trance and thinking up the fates of the as yet unknown person who would get to open each cookie.
Lately, I am thinking that the name is becoming a bit inappropriate. Judging from the fortunes that are emerging from these little pockets I think that they should just be re-named statement cookies.
Take some recent fortunes…
Cookie says, “You are smart and articulate.”
“Well, thanks but how does that relate to my future?
Cookie says, ”Your style sense is beyond reproach.”
“OK, so I’m a trend setter, but how do I apply this info to what will happen tomorrow?”
Cookie says, “You are kind a compassionate.”
“Honestly, I’m eating up these compliments and you're making me blush, but what is on my future horizon?
Cookie says, “You will be hungry in an hour.”
“Tell me something I don’t know.”
Cookie says, “You have a message from your teeth.”
“C’mon that’s just weird.”
Cookie says, “Love is in the cards and you will meet a tall, dark, stranger.”
“Now were talking, only one problem, my husband is medium height and blond going on bald.”
Maybe a palm reader would be a better choice?
p.s. all the fortunes listed here were actually taken from fortune cookies...honestly, who could make up stuff like that?