Monday, October 8, 2007

Misfortune Cookies

I don't know why I find this hilarious, probably because I have seen this in action. The messages in fortune cookies are typically vague, banal and optimistic. (i.e.- You will have a rainbow day.) But some cookies are now serving up some surprisingly downbeat advice. Here are some of my favorites:

  • “Today is a disastrous day. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”
  • "It’s over your head now. Time to get some professional help.”

  • "Perhaps you focus on yourself too much."

Bernard Chow, marketing coordinator at Wonton Food, says he had not set out to insult anybody when he asked his team of freelance writers to come up with some new messages. “We wanted our fortune cookies to be a little bit more value-added,” Mr. Chow said. “We wanted to get some different perspective, to write something that is more contemporary.” Wonton Food, the largest fortune cookie maker in the country, produces about 4.5 million cookies a day.


Stace of Base said...

I got one the other day that said, "tomorrow morning take a left when you leave your home"

i did. nothing spectacular happend, but nothing disaterous happened either....

Beth the Blogger said...

Yea but are the lotto picks still on the other side?

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