My father picked me up from the airport today and we headed directly to our favorite San Antonio, Texas, Chinese restaurant - Hung Fong. We each ordered our usual: Chicken Chow Mein for him; Lemon Chicken and Wonton Soup for me. Our fortune cookies revealed actual fortunes:
"Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows." (His- perfect for a lifelong pessimist!)
"You'll accomplish more if you start now." (Mine- on which my father commented, "Good! You probably will." Hmph, says the procrastinator.)
In related news, my mother was dining at the same restaurant at the same time, though not with us (how rude!). She was there for a retirement luncheon (not in her honor). Here are three actual fortunes she and her friends saved for me:
"Your deeds today will be your memories tomorrow."
"Your luck is about to change." (My mother's - she wonders if this means that her luck has been good but is about to turn bad or vice versa.)
"You will live a long life and eat many fortune cookies." (This is the fortune of the retiree; while I always appreciate the humor in food-related fortunes and not-a-fortunes, I think the first half of this one is especially good as she is heading into retirement.)