The other day I was having lunch with Keri at a Chinese restaurant, and of course we enjoyed the Fortune Cookie Game after our meal. For those of you who aren’t aware, the way it works is that you take your fortune from the cookie as written and append the phrase “in bed” to the end. Not only does this yield hilarious results, they often make more sense than the original fortune.
I started riffing on the sorts of fortunes that would be most appropriate for this sort of game, and Keri suggested I write them down and share them with you all. I decided to take up the challenge, and have listed here everything I could think of that made sense as a fortune cookie fortune (as much as they ever do) but was even better when you play the game.
Feel free to offer your suggestions in the comments!
He who speaks before he thinks dines alone.
Never come between a man and his best friend.
A truly determined person will never be lonely.
I come from a land down under.
Always say “please” and “thank you”.
Costumes, props, lights and sound are all just window dressing; the play’s the thing.
The limits of the body are determined by the limits of the imagination.
Nobody likes a quitter.
A man is measured by the scope of his dreams and the reach of his grasp.
Fast pay makes fast friends.
Anything you say can and will be used against you.
The ability to endure, above all other gifts, is the most precious.
It’s rude to make faces.
There is nothing wrong with being early or being late, so long as you arrive in time for the main event.
Thank you for not smoking.
The keeping of animals is not permitted.
Nobody gets to choose their own nickname.
You must be at least 18 years old to enjoy this attraction.
Excepting rare and self-evident circumstances don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it.
Listening is underrated.
There’s nothing wrong with asking permission.
There are no spectator sports.
For all its flaws, democracy is still the superior choice.
A true gentleman carries a handkerchief, never asks a woman her age, and always lets a lady go first.
Please silence all cell phones and pagers.
If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish any goal.
Nobody likes a rules lawyer.
Snacks are always welcome, but a proper guest cleans up after themselves.
Always save the last dance for the partner you came with.
Don’t talk with your mouth full.
Keep your friends close, but keep your enemas closer.
It’s easier to get permission than to ask forgiveness.