When my kids tell people they like eating Chinese, I am quick to point out they mean the food and not the people. I, on the other hand, don’t want to eat either one. Occasionally, because I love my wife and kids, I will relent and we will eat Chinese (the food, not the people). This happened yesterday.
As we were leaving, we all picked up fortune cookies. While I don’t believe there is anything lucky about what is in these cookies, I was shocked at what mine had inside.
Here is a picture of it:
Now, I know my health is important. This is one reason why I don’t like eating Chinese (the food, not the people). The first line of this “fortune” didn’t really bother me. It was the second line that caused me much chagrin.
“Eat your vegetables!”
Who does this fortune think it is–my mother?!? This was more of a disappointment cookie than a fortune cookie.
Seeing what was inside the cookie caused me to think. What are some other statements that could be inside disappointment cookies? Maybe…..
1. You are NOT the father. Also known as the Maury Povich cookie.
2. The 5th doctor was right. 4 out of 5 doctors would be disappointed.
3. Maybe we did start the fire. Thanks for nothing, Billy Joel.
4. You’re never going to find Waldo. Probably because he’s dead.
5. The best things in life aren’t free. And you can’t even rent them.
6. You can’t believe it’s not butter because it is butter. I knew it!
7. The chicken you just ate–yeah, it wasn’t chicken.
In reality, I wasn’t all that disappointed by my fortune cookie. The reason? I have chosen not to listen to words of wisdom from a little piece of paper inside of a cookie.
Why would I when I have a God who desires to guide my path?
What are your suggestions for disappointment cookies? Where is God leading you these days?