last night we had takeout chinese (hooray!) and since it was from the healthy chinese place, it was low fat and loaded with vitamin-rich veggies as well as being tasty and delicious! (woohoo!) and of course the best part of chinese food is the fortune cookies, right?
uh-uh. not this time. my cookie said...and i quote:
"today your mouth might be moving but no one is listening"
whyyyyyyyyyy i oughhhttttaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
i must say i was surprised and disappointed to receive this sort of disrespectful back-chat from my dessert. afterall, i've never been sassed by a muffin! and cakes, generally, are quite well-behaved. but apparently fortune cookies feel that the rules of polite dinner table conversation don't apply to them!
all this ignores my usual complaint with today's low standard of fortune cookie technology: generally, one cracks their tasty shell to find, at best an aphorism, or more likely, a cliche. what i want to know is: why do they no longer contain fortunes??!!! i want a cookie that predicts adventure, promises mystery, or warns of imminent danger. "you will be swept away by a tall dark stranger," is an excellent example; "beware the one-legged parrot in the pink sweater," is pretty good, as well. "don't eat flounder on saturday" is more prosaic, but at least contains a valuable warning!
lovely husband jeff fared slightly better, but not much. his said:
"there are no stupid questions, just stupid answers"
thank you very much, that's extemely helpful. it's still not *a proper fortune*, though!
well, as it happens, the initial prediction did actually prove to be correct, because shortly after reading my fortune my mouth WAS in fact moving, and as it happened, no one WAS listening, and that was because...
...i was eating the cookie!!! :)