Tuesday, September 11, 2012

fortune cookie

Only fools and dead men won't change their minds. Fools won't. Dead men can't.

That's what a recent fortune cookie told me.  To me, it's not a fortune.  That's the thing: fortune cookies no longer seem to have fortunes in them. A fortune is something like "You will die tomorrow" or "Your wife will run off with the mail man."  The stuff  they're putting inside fortune cookies just is not fortunes, it seems to me anyway.  That's why I'd just as soon have an almond cookie, but they never give you anything buy fortune cookies in Chinese restaurants. Almond cookies are way better.

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