For lunch today I decided to patronize a large chinese buffet around the corner from my office. After finishing both my meal and my paper the check was delivered along with the usual fortune cookie. I admit that I must be somewhat sick and twisted as I actually like the way the damned things taste, but when I cracked this one open it was empty; absolutely nothing inside, not even a blank piece of paper. I"m not at all superstitious yet I must confess that I immediately felt a empty ache in my gut.So is this considered a bad omen of some sort?

Well...I dunno.I did get a blank one a few months ago, but the next day I got a cookie with 5 really good fortunes in it.I don"t remember anything particularly good or bad happening, View image: /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I suppose you"re right, now that you mention it I do remember getting some with multiple fortunes in the past. I probabaly shouldn"t worry. View image: /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

it"s called a bad cookie making machine.say that the spirits of your ancestors demand that the machine be destroyed and proof shipped to you, otherwise they will haunt the store forever.

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Well, as long as it didn"t say "this fortune was intentionally left blank", I figure you"re ok. View image: /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifJoS

slightly OT, but I thought I"d share:The chinese restaurant I frequent has the absolute worst (best?) fortune cookies ever.Examples: One night, my fortune said "You are the master of every situation View image: /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif " (smily included). Now, that"s really awful, but funny at the same time. That same night, my brother got a fortune that stated simply "You enjoy playing competitive sports." WTF is that? That"s not a damn fortune! If I wanted to have people making inaccurate guesses about me, I"d call one of those damn psychic lines. Not only that, but it was (and is) completely inaccurate.View image: /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

There is one near me that has the greatest fortunes of all time.They are all in horrible english and make absolutely no sense whatsoever.The last one I got I kept because it was so damn funny."You are the peace of the green fields of sky."-SS View image: /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

quote:Originally posted by JoS Metadi: Well, as long as it didn"t say "this fortune was intentionally left blank", I figure you"re ok. View image: /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifJoSThat would be some funny shit.

How about: "To advertise in this space, please call 555-1212." View image: /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifI"d think an empty fortune cookie is more an indication of poor quality control. View image: /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

In the vein of fortune cookie lore....I once stopped on my way to the airport for chinese. The resturant was not in the town where there airport was, about 45 minute drive as I recall (In SD, where it doesn"t take long to get anywhere IN town, just forever to get between towns)...the fortune..."You are about to embark on a long journey" ....

I got a bunch that had dual fortunes.I got one I liked a lot a couple weeks ago..."You will move to a wonderful new home within the year."woohoo!! I get to move out! View image: /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifw00zy

Have any of you seen Fox"s ads for "The Tick"?The Tick starts eating a fortune cookie without taking out the fortune. He realizes there"s a piece of paper in his mouth, takes it out and says "Look, it"s a secret message. . .from my teeth."Hopefully the entire series will be that good : )

... in bed.I don"t think it could be considered bad luck since it"s some crap we made up anyway. They"re about as Chinese as Pizza.

I think it"s its way of saying that your future isn"t written for you anymore. Time to live your own life.

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I got one that said "You love Chinese Food" View image: /infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif View image: /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ~Caru

I always get one that says "I"m a nice and generous person" the problem is that I am rarely the one who pays for my meal, so when my friend (the person who usually pays for all food when we go out in a group) sees this, he gets pissed. His fortune cookies usually say something like "You need to be a more generous person" View image: /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


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