Thursday, January 12, 2012
The End of The Fortune Cookie?
I've collected a few of these papers over the last few months (seriously - it was over time, not many consecutive nights of Chinese food) to illustrate my concern the cookie has become politically correct.
See? These things are all positive, feel-good messages. But they hardly hold the key to my future. I want the cookie to say something like, "Fairies will show up to clean your house for free" or "Elves will clean out your garage" instead of a vague hint at something good in my future. It's like someone sued a fortune cookie company because the little paper didn't come through so now they're afraid to be more committed to those words.
Sad. So sad, I don't even want to play those lucky numbers in the lottery because I don't believe there's any good luck in them.
Not sad enough to keep me from drowning my tears in a bucket of orange peel beef.