Fortune Cookies

Carey and I were having lunch at my favorite restaurant today (P.F. Chang’s), when we got our fortune cookies at the end of our meal and I noticed something interesting: fortune cookies aren’t what they used to be. What did they used to be? Fortunes. What are they now? Social commentaries and positive insights.

Old school fortune: You will be a millionaire by year’s end

New school fortune: Determination and hard work pay off

When the server gives me the bill, which does he want me to believe, that I’m going to rich within a matter of months or telling me that every penny I get in life is going to come by hard work? I’m just sayin’…

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2 thoughts on “Fortune Cookies

  1. They should say something like…
    Help! I am being held prisoner in a Chinese bakery!
    Or…
    Confucius say he who like to read fortune cookies loves Chinese food
    or…
    THAT WASN’T CHICKEN!

  2. hah…you’re totally right. (by the way, we LOVE P.F. Changs too!!) I will say, that the “new school” fortunes do sound better when you add the phrase “in bed” (with your wife of course) right after it. Can I say that?! I guess I just did…