The Chinese place down the road from my house has excellent food. They also sell fabulous kimchi, which I'm pretty sure isn't Chinese, but is very tasty nonetheless.
But they have crappy fortune cookies.
For years, I didn't eat fortune cookies. I didn't care for the taste, but I'd crack those things open for the fortune. That was one of the best parts of the meal. You had to read them aloud to the rest of the table, everyone would add "in bed," and you'd all have a great laugh.
But our awesome place for Chinese food has the worst fortune cookies. The fortune cookie makers obviously got hold of Poor Richard's Almanac and Hester's Book of Ridiculously Trite Platitudes to Bore Your Friends* and used that.
So now our fortunes aren't fun at all. "You should visit an historic site." "Blood is thicker than water." "Planting trees is good for the earth."
What? These aren't fortunes. Where's my promise to meet a handsome stranger? Or the prediction that I'll lose something of value? I mean, they're not even trying. They could at least re-word the fortunes, like "You will help the earth by planting trees, " or "You will visit an historic site." Sheesh. I want a fortune in my fortune cookie!
Even AC finds them sad excuses for real fortune cookies. The most fun we can have now is finding the typos in the fortune cookie. Our fortune cookies were obviously not proofread before they went to print.
And, yes, searching for typos is what passes for fun around Casa PC. We are an odd group.
If I can't have good fortune, at least give me good fortune cookies!
(Does everyone add "in bed" to the fortune in the fortune cookie?)
*No, that book doesn't exist, but wouldn't it be awesome if it did.