When you work a 9.5 hour shift, you really have to appreciate the little things to make the day go faster.
My coworkers and I usually spend the day talking about how annoying the general public is, but sooometimes it's a little more exciting here. Today, for instance, one of my coworkers brought in a bag of fortune cookies. Like, a huge bag. She went to China Town and you can buy these massive bags of rejected fortune cookies that were not sent out to restaurants because they were slightly burnt or squished or whatever. She called them her unfortunate cookies.
So basically I have been eating them all day.
Most of the fortunes sucked and I threw them away, but I saved one. It said, "Your plans will go well tomorrow." I liked that. Holding on to that on.
The last one I had didn't even HAVE a fortune in it. That just makes it a cookie. A boring cookie.
I just opened another one and it was a surprisingly ego-centric cookie. It said "You are the center of every group's attention." Ummm... no I'm not. What about the government? The secret service? What about the coalition for the removal of cherry flavored medicine? What about the people who manufacture fortune cookies? I doubt any of those groups give a crap about me.
I have 8 more hours here. I'm going to get a lot more good fortune I think.
I keep crossing my fingers that the next cookie I open will say "You will get to leave work early."
I think that even my boss would have to abide by fortune cookie mandate.
4 hours ago