When I saw the above message
on a piece of paper that came out of my fortune cookie, I was
so stunned that all I could say was, "... Excuse me?".
You see, I like my fortune cookie to tell me a fortune, so I
don't even care for a wisdom, much less a lecture. True, some
"fortunes" from a cookie in a past turned out to be
more like a misfortune than a fortune, so it could be worse,
but still... "Who would write this?", I thought. Well,
I know it was someone from a company that makes fortune cookies,
but then, who makes fortune cookies?
No, I wasn't planning to
write an angry letter to the manufacturer. I just thought it
would be an interesting addition to our stock certificate collection.
After all, Chinese restaurants in US have been serving fortune
cookies for a long time (fortune cookies were first introduced
in California around early 1900s), and lots of people look forward
to be entertained by a piece of paper from a cookie at the end
of their meal (well, at least I do). And wouldn't it be nice
to have a stock certificate with a picture of a fortune cookie
on it? Maybe a company slogan is printed on a piece of rectangular
paper and sticking out from the cookie. How cute is that!
My imagination went wild
for a while as I searched for fortune cookie manufacturers,
but much to my disappointment, I couldn't find a publicly traded
company that makes fortune cookies (that, unfortunatelly,