It's not the cookie. It's the fortune that is, or is not, inside.
Ever gotten a fortune cookie that didn't have that little slip of paper inside?
Is that lack of a fortune, a fortune in itself?
Anyway, here's my favorite fortunes that I or a friend of mine have gotten.
"The fortune you seek is in another cookie." The restaurant's equivelent of Drink Coke, Play Again. (By the way, ever actually tried that? Screw the cap back on. Take the cap off. Take a drink. Message stays the same. Drink Coke, Play Again. What kind of crap is that???)
"Lucky will find you." Not luck. Lucky. Some guy who's middle name is probably "the". Something tells me this one isn't a sign of good fortune.
And then there's this...
"God hates the sight of your face." A friend of mine actually got this at a restaurant in Dallas. The place didn't even comp her meal.
I used to work at a place run by a fundamentalist Christian family. Used to have Chinese food delivered to the office all the time. They wouldn't eat the fortune cookies. Said they were satanic. Not the food that came with it, and not just the message inside the cookie. The whole cookie. ???