Posted by: GeekHiker | May 20, 2010

Friday Sillyness: Fortune Cookie Style

I got most of the way through an interesting, profound post.  One that touched on both current events and the past, one that would (hopefully) lead to some interesting thoughts, comments, and discussion.

Then I thought: “frak it, who wants that on a Friday?”

Nobody.  It’s Friday!

I’ve told a few people about this, and now I’ll share it all with you.

We’ve all been out for Chinese food.  The kind that’s Americanized, and ends with that quintessential part of the take out meal: the Fortune Cookie.  (Which, like a lot of things in life, is one of those small things that has an interesting history.  Go check out the Wikipedia page.  Seriously, go.  No, it’s okay, I’ll wait.)

Most of the messages these days are pretty “safe” and pretty much always positive.  No one wants to open a cookie at the end of the meal that says “hey, next month is gonna totally suck for you,” right?

Being safe, unfortunately, leads to the side effect that most of our fortunes are left on the table and quickly forgotten.  Such is the case with me as well.

Except for one fortune.  One that was so unforgettable… no, wait, just odd, that I had to keep it.

Whether it’s good or bad, I don’t know.  Whether I should have taken it at face value or read something deeper into it, I do not know.  It is, indeed, a mystery.

I’ll let you read whatever profound meaning into my fortune you like…



  1. *snort* Now that`s a weird one 😀

  2. In LA, that’s not a difficult thing to do.

    How very odd.

  3. Huh, mine said that I would make half-hearted sexual advances towards a strange Californian. I didn’t keep it though.

    So did you let someone cut in front of you?

  4. That is so funny! Almost as good as when my friend’s fortune just said “lettuce.”

    Mr. W and I went to a fortune cookie factory in San Francisco once…it was super dingy and creepy.

    Maybe if you let someone cut in front of you, it’ll be a hot chick and you can rear-end her to get her phone number 😛

  5. I have no idea what to make of that but I definitely want a follow up story.

  6. Maybe the gym parking lot attendant has a new job.

    Seriously, how does one BECOME a fortune cookie writer?

  7. i think it’s trying to tell you that you’re a mean person. hahaha, that or you always hold your ground stubbornly. or something like that

    i need a fortune cookie like that in my life. i never let people cut in front of me. it’s justice, and i’m standing my ground!

    • i do mean “you’re a mean person” as a joke, in case that didn’t come across in the above comment! sorry 🙂

  8. That’s hilarious! I’ve never seen anything quite like it….

  9. I love and loathe fortune cookies. Love it coz of the unpredictability and the thrill of revelation, no matter how cliche/mundane/nonsensical the message is. Loathe it coz, well, it’s a waste (I never eat the cookies). One time I got one that said “you will never have to worry about money again” and then promptly the next day I got a speeding ticket (my first ever ticket in this state) for over $100!! LOL

    So… Did you let someone cut in front of you?

  10. too funny, Mz .M … I could just see the wink wink, nudge nudge

  11. So GH, what did ya do?

  12. Just A Girl – It’s certainly an original…

    Homer-Dog – True enough, it happens every day on my way to work!

    MissMcCracken – I honestly don’t recall. The fortune was from years ago.

    Mel Heth – Lettuce? That’s awesome!

    Dingo – Uh, oh…

    TheCoconutDiaries – I don’t know, but I think they did it on an episode of “The Simpsons” once…

    Seine – You never let anyone cut in front of you? You must have a lot of fender-benders!

    Seine – No worries, I got what you meant. I just wonder, wouldn’t “merge” have been a better term to use in that case?

    Spleeness – LOL

    K – Maybe you need to start eating the cookies! I think they’re only fun if one is with a group, where they can be discussed…

    Dobegil – Like I said, I don’t remember. Too long ago…

  13. I like the fortune cookies that are ACTUALLY fortunes. The “proverb” ones just piss me off. (and it seems like those are the only ones that I get lately) It’s not a “proverb cookie”… its a FORTUNE cookie, damnit.


  14. Just thought I’ll share my most interesting fortune, “You will buy new clothes.”. What kinda fortune is that?

    BTW, your fortune cracks me up. Glad I found your blog.

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