I went to dinner with Seth, Crystal, Celeste, and UMB at a local Chinese buffet last night. It’s one of those places that has like 100 dishes set out, some are typical chinese fare, some are bit more “exotic” like frog’s legs, octopus salad, etc.
The food is usually pretty good, and of course we always eat way too much.
After stuffing ourselves, the cookies came out. I personally can not resist the vanilla goodness that is a fortune cookie. Celeste usually brings hers home for her dog.
I thought I had seen just about every type of fortune in a cookie. Everything from the mundane, everyday prediction to common proverbs or “wise sayings.”
Tonight we struck what I think is fortune cookie gold.
My cookie held a pretty straight forward, though grammatically incorrect, generic prediction:
“The change you started already have far reaching effects. Be ready.”
Celeste’s fortune shared this bit of “wise advice”:
“Work with the public and let some of your hidden qualities shine.”
Seth’s fortune cookie offered up a rather… enigmatic… proverb:
“A clever crow will always paint its feather black.”
Crystal’s fortune was downright confusing:
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Wonton or Dumpling?”
And then there was UMB’s… My only guess is that someone mixed up shoppinglist.txt with fortunelist.txt.
“Here we go. ‘Moo Shu Cereal’ for breakfast with duck sauce.”
Someone somewhere just got a cookie that says, “Don’t forget. Milk, eggs, green tea, squid.”