January 23, 2010

Recession Fortune Cookie

The recession has even hit the once positive and inspiring fortune cookie.

I opened one last night that said this:

“You shouldn’t overspend at the moment. Frugality is important.”

Well gee, thanks. I know I shouldn’t be buying a new computer, HD LCD TV, Blu-Ray player, Wii, PS3, etc. Not that I don’t want those things, because I really, really do. I just know I can’t afford it right now, at least not all at once.

I don’t really want my fortune cookie reminding me of this. Aren’t they supposed to be cheerful and uplifting (at least to some extent)?

I miss the days when I got one that read:

“Fame and fortune are coming your way.”
“You will be unusually successful in an entertainment career.”
“The project you have in mind will soon gain momentum.”

– all real fortunes I’ve gotten before and are even taped on my desk.

Not long ago I got one that even said:

“Focus on your long-term goal. Good things will soon happen.”

What do you think of fortune cookies? Do you ever save any? What do you do with them? What did your most recent one say?


Kristina P. said...

I can't remember my latest ones. They are rather depression.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love fortune cookies. I get sad when I get chinese food & they don't put one in. I've noticed too they've gotten very modern with them too. I definitely miss the ones of the good ole day.

My favorite one I ever got was this:

"The secret to staying young is eating healthy & lying about your age." hehe.

Andhari said...

My last one was yesterday, "you are more influential than you think". Pretty much boosts my self esteem a bit, I love fortune cookies if they have good things to say:)

Jaime said...

I used to save them on my bulletin board in college... i think i threw them all out though lol

Lee said...

I opened one that was empty last night.
I felt jipped.