I love Chinese food.  Sometimes when that craving comes I just gotta get some broccoli beef ASAP or my stomach will eat itself.  One of the best parts of ordering Chinese is the fortune cookie.  Sometimes they seem really ridiculous or outrageous.

A few weeks ago I was out with a friend and we both thought our fortune cookies were hilarious.  I forget now which fortune cookie was mine and which was hers, but nevertheless they struck us both as crazy.

One had a typo saying that there were 356 days in a year instead of 365 and the other suggested that one of us would be married soon.  She is dating someone, but nowhere near a proposal and I am probably going to be alone for the rest of my life.  (Don't feel bad for me, I'm over it.)

I had gotten a fortune cookie one other time that said, “The fortune you seek is in another cookie.”

So basically, they just want me to keep eating Chinese food.  I obviously already like Chinese food, I don’t need a fortune cookie ploy to keep me coming back.

This got me thinking about other types of fortune telling in our society such as horoscopes.

Back when I was a wee little lass and I had subscriptions to Teen People and Seventeen, one of the best things about those magazines were the horoscopes.  All of my friends would gather round and read each other’s and think that we were going to meet Mr. Right next week or fall into some money in a month.  I remember one of the magazines even told you specifically your love days and mood days and so on.  I would literally write them on my calendar and I would look at it every day.  On love days I would get so excited to go to school and then nothing would happen.

Sometimes I wonder if these horoscopes set you up for failure or plant a seed that then makes you do what the horoscope said.  Kind of like a placebo effect.

Obviously, I never made any of my love days come true and as far as the fortune cookies go I’m probably gonna get some broccoli beef today, but not because my fortune may be in another cookie, but because writing this blog has made me crave Chinese food.

Have you ever had a dumb fortune cookie, horoscope, or any other premonition?



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