10.26.2005

I Eat Pithy Saying Cookies



I used to eat fortune cookies.


Apparently, the people who I'm sure are being payed to write the fortunes have slipped. Or just don't know the difference between a pithy saying, or a proverb if you will, and a fortune. Is anyone else a little frustrated by this? I mean, I know I can be indignant about the stupidest things, and I'm sure this is one of them. But. Don't call it a fortune cookie unless it's ACTUALLY a fortune! My family and I went out for Chinese last night. Out of 4 cookies, ONE was an actual fortune. The other 3?

1. The view only changes for the leading dog. (I think we're supposed to feel inspired, maybe? To do better?)

2.Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. (Thanks virtue police!)

3. Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. (Seriously, these last two? DEFINITIONS.)

Speaking of definitions, if you're not sure what a fortune is, people who write these things, look it up! (Def. 4b).

Truth in advertising people. Either ship up, or change the name to "Pithy Saying Cookies." I'll feel a lot better. Either way, we're still going to play the "in bed" game. I'm just saying.

4 comments:

Miranda said...

I know exactly what you mean! The other day we got Chinese and my fortune, although I can't remember what all it said, did say there are THREE rules to something....and then it gave me 2 rules. Idiots.

ashleybeam said...

So what did the one that was actually a fortune say?

Super Reporter said...

Long live the "in bed" game.

LiuMai said...

You know, maybe they're just not readers. Also, I was just thinking of going out for some Chinese. Wanna come along?