I met two of my best friends (and college suitemates) for dinner last night. After the meal, the server placed a fortune cookie in front of each of us.
Audriella's not-a-fortune, which she deemed "advice": "Always surround yourself with true friends." [I'd like to point out that our dinner was evidence of her doing just that.]
Myrtle's fortune: "A dream you have will come true."
My not-a-fortune: "Someone you care about seeks reconciliation."
Audriella decided that because the server doled out the fortune cookies and we were therefore not allowed to choose our own fortunes (or not-a-fortunes), we deserved a do-over. She asked for new cookies, mixed them up as only she can, and we selected anew.
Audriella's not-a-fortune: "The pleasure of what we enjoy is lost by wanting more."
Myrtle's not-a-fortune: "Face any problem with dignity."
My fortune: "The respect and help of influential people will soon be yours."
Not bad for a random Tuesday night's dinner!