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Have you ever saved the fortune from a fortune cookie?

Asked by skabeep (927points) October 16th, 2008 from iPhone

what did it say and why did you keep it?

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skabeep's avatar

I have one that says “you will have a party” I did indeed have one the next night

tonedef's avatar

My ladyfriend had one that said “You are a wealthy man,” and we kept it.

Also, I had 4 or 5 that were excellent entries into the “in bed” game, but have since lost them.

eatmunky's avatar

I saved one that said “wearing green will bring you the luck of the irish.” From a chinese restaurant. wtf.

BioMystro's avatar

I’m certainly sad enough, I kept one that said “As one door closes, another will always open”.
I can’t even see why I would save that kind of trite rubbish, but I did :-P

aisyna's avatar

i had kept one for a long time becuse it was really improper english, but then i cleaned my room and have no idea where it went.

Nimis's avatar

Once (when I was little) my sister handed my brother her fortune as another way to tell him to shut up.
It said, of course, Silence is golden. For awhile, we use to pass it around to each other.
Alas, those piddly little paper fortunes aren’t built to last that continued erm…use.
But we still use that phrase instead of telling one another to shut up.

I don’t collect them myself, but I find it amusing that at least three
different people have (independently) kept the same fortune for me.
They read: You discover treasure where others see nothing unusual.
If you saw my place, you’d understand.

irondavy's avatar

My girlfriend got a fortune cookie that read “In 3 months something very important will happen”. When I read that I made a decision. 3 months later I took her to a Chinese restaurant and swapped out the fortune cookies before they came to our table and her fortune that day read “Will you marry me?”

Now she’s my wife and you can bet she saved that fortune!

fireside's avatar

I recently moved and actually opened every single box I own.
While i was doing that, I found four fortunes that have apparently stuck with me through the years:

You have a quiet and unobtrusive nature
God will help you overcome any hardship
Depend on your feet, you can climb the highest mountains
The wheel of good fortune is finally turning in your favor

augustlan's avatar

I have saved 3:

You home is a pleasant place from which you draw happiness. (Despite the You/Your error, this is true)

You have inexhaustible wisdom and power.
(If only!)

God will give you everything that you want.
(My personal favorite and the oldest…about 10 years!)

I keep them on my refrigerator frizzer? under a magnet.

stratman37's avatar

I saved one that said: “you should enhance your feminine side at this time” – what if I was a woman reading that?

Knotmyday's avatar

I ate a fortune cookie once when I was young. Yuck.
Now when I get them with takeout, I give them away to the folks at work.

eri231's avatar

Um, I saved one, once, but I don’t think I kept it for very long. I think I might have thrown it away….

KatawaGrey's avatar

I once got one that says “The universe does not have laws. It has habits, and habits can be broken.” I think it means that you can always change yourself if you put your mind to it.

The best one I think I ever saw was one my mom got. It said “Ignore previous cookie.” We used to pull it out every once in a while to have a good laugh.

MacBean's avatar

I have a small collection of five or six of them. I’d tell you what they say, only they’re still packed somewhere from when I moved. I really need to unpack…

eambos's avatar

On the front the fortune was “Tastes Like Chicken.” On the back there was a “Learn Chinese” that taught you how to say “Children.”

Put it together = Children tastes like chicken!

The horror!

scamp's avatar

A co-worker not only saves all of his, he loves to come to my desk and show me what he gets. He seems to brag about them as if they will really come true. He reminds me of a 5 year old boy saying “look what I got mommy!” I get a chuckle from this.

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