I don’t spend much time contemplating fortune cookies . I do , however , once in awhile save a fortune . One’s in my wallet now . I’ve had and lost several fortunes over the years . I’m just like old man Wilshire , of Wilshire Boulevard fame in that way , except on a different scale . Fortunes come and go . So , here it is :
I have a dinner coupon that expired in December of 1989 . The restaurant isn’t there anymore however . Otherwise I might go over there and try to use the certificate . It does say ” preferred customer” , after all . Buy one dinner and get one free . Not bad . I don’t remember where the gift certificate came from . I don’t know why I kept it . So , here it is :
Some things just don’t make sense . I passed a road sign yesterday and had to take a shot of it . Someone went to some effort to neatly alter it . I like to think that the alteration was done by one of the city workers doing the work on the street . The sign sits outside of the Chamber of Commerce office , though , so I wonder if someone inside there did the deed . So, here it is :
He that waits upon fortune is never sure of a dinner . —–Benjamin Franklin
He who tries to use Le Papillon Gift Certificate will be out a dinner . —–unknown
I took a date a long time ago to a restaurant in Los Angeles’ Chinatown . The only thing I remember about the date was that the fortune cookie I got had nothing inside . I mentioned this to the waiter . He hesitated only a second or two and said : ” Fortune is with owner of restaurant .”
Once I took a dead battery back to Sears . I said I’d bought it there but the damn thing didn’t work . The guy asked me when I’d bought it . ” Six years ago , ” I said , ” and it doesn’t work .” So much for attempts at humor . If I try that again next time I’ll say I’m pretty sure road worms got to it . We’ve got to try to have fun in life .
I’m assuming the fortune cookie writer of my sample fortune was trying to be funny . Otherwise it strikes me as heavily cynical . Maybe that’s how he/she meant it . If so , that’s funny . At any rate , the target of this post having been squarely hit , I will quit .
All generalizations are false , including this one .——-Mark Twain