Reading my fortune cookies

One of my Mother’s Day gifts was a couple of bags of what my family calls “unfortunate” cookies. My Obachan gets these huge bags of discounted fortune cookies in Chinatown, and then we all get smaller bags out of the big bag. These cookies are the ones that didn’t make the cut, so they end up being sold at a discount. Many of them have their little paper fortune slips in them, so in my cookie eating, I have discovered many things will be happening to me. (The Munchkin and the Webmaster have also helped in the cookie eating, so some of these fortunes might be theirs, too.)

You will be closer in reaching your financial goals soon. Really? I hope this means that we can find an affordable used minivan sooner rather than later!

You will soon receive a promotion. To what? Super Mommy?

You will accept a new challenge; the outcome will prove rewarding. I hope this means good things for my new Stampin’ Up business!

A happy event will take place shortly. I better not get pregnant again. That’s all I can say.

Someone will offer you good advice. Have they been talking to my mother again?

You will be happy socially and in your work. I’d settle for a nap and being well-rested, thank you.

The future will bring romance. I’d better tell the Webmaster that so he can be ready for it…

You will always be surrounded by true friends. Yes, and the sister who is sucking up to me big time in hopes of getting discounted stamps.

You will meet with an old friend soon. Actually, this one did happen… I was in the church nursery on Sunday, and a woman about my age brought her ten month old daughter in. She and I did double-takes at each other. We had sat next to each other in fourth grade, and eventually graduated from high school together, but the last time we had seen each other was nearly eight years ago, before I was married. We had always been friendly, though not especially close, but it was a surprise and a pleasure to see her again. I hope that she and her family will continue to come so that we can build up our friendship.

You will be rewarded for your good ideas. No one seems to like the “rent a toddler” idea! I can’t imagine why…

You may attend a party where strange customs prevail. Yeah, I’m going to be throwing that party and begging people to buy stamps.

An unexpected phone call will bring good news. Just so long as it’s not someone asking for a donation. At 8 pm. Again.

Good fortune is just around the corner. You can’t go wrong with this one in a cookie!

Anyone else out there got any memorable fortune cookie messages? In the meantime, I’ll keep eating my way though the unfortunate ones.

6 Responses to “Reading my fortune cookies”

  1. Little Cousin's Mommy, Deanna's Sister
    May 17th, 2006 07:05

    On my twenty-first birthday, Grandma and Grandpa took me to a Chinese restaurant for dinner and I got a cookie. I don’t remember verbatim what my fortune said, but it was along the lines of “In three months time (if was clear on “three months”) great changes (or an exciting opportunity, etc.) will come your way.” Well, three months later I found out I was pregnant.


  2. Little Cousin's Mommy, Deanna's Sister
    May 17th, 2006 07:14

    P.S. I’m not the sister “sucking up” for discount stamps am I? Because all I want is a catalog!

  3. Deanna
    May 17th, 2006 10:10

    No, talk to the youngest one. She’s trying to earn straight A’s in hopes of scoring a level 3 hostess set. 🙂

  4. jen
    May 17th, 2006 10:13

    Remember…you are always supposed to read the fortune and then add “in bed” at the end… 😉

  5. Juliet
    May 17th, 2006 11:10

    When I was about 18, I got one that said “You will have a happy lot in matrimony,” which sounds even better if you add “in bed” to it. I was pleased. I didn’t know I would have to wait a freaking DECADE for my happy lot, but hey, it was worth it.

  6. DozeyMagz
    May 18th, 2006 05:34

    I definately think the cookies got it right about the Rent-A-Toddler idea!