Dec 26, 2015
If you’ve seen your share of fortune cookies, you may have noticed that most of the fortunes are fairly boring and predictable -something along the lines of “You will journey far and achieve great success,” or something similarly banal. Fortune cookies may also contain lucky numbers, that could be the key to a real fortune if you play them in the lottery and the stars are aligned for you on that day.
Once in a while, however, someone actually writes fortunes that are clever or funny. The humor may be intentional or not. Either way, a more original or unexpected fortune can make the conclusion of your meal a little more interesting. Someone recently identified the funniest fortune cookie sayings. A few examples:
You will be hungry again in one hour.
You will read this and say “Geez! I could come up with better fortunes than that!”
When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out -because that’s what’s inside.
Be kind to pigeons. A statue will some day be made of you.
You may not think that these are the funniest or wittiest saying you’ve ever heard. But some of these ironic and self-mocking fortunes suggest that the old fashioned fortune cookie may finally be due for an upgrade.