I love me a good fortune cookie. I’m not sure what part I love more–the cookie part, the fortune part, the little plastic baggie it comes in, or the part where I get to break the cookie open. At any rate, I’m a fan. Sometimes I keep the particularly good fortunes and carry them around in my wallet. In fact, I just dug out these three that I’ve been toting for the last several months:
Just in case you were wondering, I had written dates on the two that talked about “three months from this date” and all I have to say is . . . they lied. No matter though, I still carry them.
A couple of weeks ago we had Chinese food for lunch at work and I got a couple of great fortunes. One of them was this:
Just seconds after I opened it I got called into a meeting where I was asked to be on a team for a new business project. Wow!
A few days later I opened one of the leftover cookies and found this:
Since writing is a big part of my job, and really my life, it felt right. Ok, fortune cookie, I will write a letter this week!
So then I got to thinking, maybe there’s something to this whole fortune cookie stuff. Now I know there’s a Facebook application that will give you a fortune of the day, but where’s the fun in that? No cookie? No breaking stuff? No tiny little paper? BORING! So I went to the Asian market a couple of blocks away from my work and bought a couple of bags of fortune cookies. And you, dear reader, will get to enjoy my fortunes along with me. Here is the first one I opened: