Thursday, June 11, 2009

fortune cookies

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.

17 comments:

hayleyghoover said...

*snap in Z-formation*
I'm in one of your groups, missy, and you is not the center.

Elizabeth... said...

Little quirks like fortune cookies make days better.
I was scrap-booking today and found a fair few fortune cookie slips I've had over the years. My favourite is, "You love outdoor activities and feel very much at peace with nature" which is idealistic and barely true...

Sydney Swift said...

9.5 hours?! you brave, brave little soldier.
fortune cookies are like uber rare in England. although through the medium of american sitcoms, i have learnt their kind of useless yet entertaining purpose in life.

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Jordiekins said...

I SAW A FIESTA TODAY!
They really are beautiful up close, aren't they?

It was some guy with Michigan plates and curly hair.

I was tempted to take a picture of it, but as I was pretty sure that they were sitting in the Baskin Robbins next to the car watching me, I didn't get to. I don't like being a creeper, but they were so pretty.

It was lime green. AGH <3

seurat2 said...

I was going to post something witty and wise and brilliantly spontaneous but then I saw Hayley already had that covered. I feel your pain with the 9.5 hour days at work but I have to tell you that when I work on the weekends I'm there for 12 hours. Sometimes it feels like entire ages of civilization have come and gone by the time I see home again.

Matt said...

One time I was at a Chinese restaurant and got an empty fortune cookie. When I told the waitress, she brought me another one. Unfortunately (hehe), that cookie didn't have a fortune either. I gave up on getting my fortune that day.

Kim said...

i didnt get a fortune once too.
i was SO mad...until everyone told me that you get to pick your own fortune if it doesnt have one. i have no clue what to pick.

itjusmar said...

A couple years ago I kept getting the same fortune cookie for like months. It always said, "Love is around the corner." But as much as I looked around every corner I could think of and see I never found it.

Kristen said...

I personally love it when I have to spell check my fortune cookies. A recent one said: The current year will bring your much happiness. Yeah. I kept it. It could happen, right? Hope the rest of your day went swell(yeah, I just took a tardis to the 1950's, it's...swell).

Apparently according to captcha I've been...wait for it... Cautt. Yep.

VicMorrowsGhost said...

Fortune Cookies are like super law. They overrule all other laws so even if you weren't the center of all groups before you are now. It's the fortune cookie law.

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Melody said...

Once I got a fortune cookie that said, "Your lucky number is five." I was really tempted to throw it on the floor and shout "RIP OFF!!!"

I also once got one that said "Take a long trip with friends," the night before I was leaving for New York. Too bad I was flying alone....

Lynx said...

The last fortune I got read: "The food here is so good, even a cave man likes it."
Uhm...?

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