Do you read chinese fortunes in your fortune cookies?

@writersedge (22579)
United States
January 12, 2008 6:55pm CST
If you do, what is the most interesting fortune you've ever read? Ours started having lucky numbers. Some places also have a few words in Chinese for you to try to learn. My favorite was, "Many people love you."
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• United States
13 Jan 08
We all look forward to fortune cookies, it is funny to see what the kids get. Have you ever seen some of those fake ones? Like "that wasn't chicken"
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Jan 08
No, I've never seen ones that say that wasn't chicken. Those must be funny! It reminds me of the time. . ..We had a Chinese food place shut down for cockroaches, so many they set off the fire alarm overnight and when the fire department broke it, it was swarming with them, a friend said, "So that's what one of the things we couldn't identify was? Funny how they make them taste good!"
• Canada
16 Jan 08
Whoa... That many huh? That would be scary to think you actully ate there... Umm Roaches In Your Chicken Balls
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
21 Jan 08
I never ate there, but the friend did. That would make me ill, but she found it funny. Takecare
• Hong Kong
25 Jan 08
We don't have fortune cookies here but when I went to the states and went to Chinese restaurants, I would read the fortune cookies. I don't really remember anything but it was fun to read.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I watched a Special on Fortune cookies, we call them Chinese Fortune cookies, but actually they were invented in America in California. So American Chinese cookies. Just to clarify for people who find it strange that there are no fortune cookies where you live most of the time. Yes, they are fun to read. Since I always get them here, I would feel like something was missing at the end of a meal if I was over there. Take care
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• Hong Kong
27 Jan 08
I didn't know that! No wonder I was surprised when I first saw one.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Yes, Chinese people in Calafornia invented them, so American Chinese fortune cookies. The special was really fun. There are gigantic fortune cookies, chocolate ones, ones with messages like marriage proposals, valintines ones, all kinds of stuff I didn't know. Really cool special, take care
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
13 Jan 08
Yes, each time I get a fortune cookie I read the fortune. Most often I get a series of numbers. I have memorized those numbers, stored them in my pea brain and played the numbers at the casino when playing Keno. My cookie will also say something about my personality and disposition. It's interesting that my husband's cookie will say he has good business sense or is successful. The cookie is right!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Jan 08
So have any of the numbers worked at the casino? They haven't done anything for me at the lottery. I wish I would get a successful cookie and I wish it would come true!
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
16 Jan 08
Naw, the numbers in the fortune cookies really don't work at the casino. I do better with my own numbers.
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• China
24 Jan 08
ok,Each person has lucky number
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
13 Jan 08
I read the fortunes, and they are mostly you will be very successful, or you day will be fill of joy, and stuff like that. Sometimes they get it right, when they predict what will happen to you, but I do not exactly take them to heart. I had one that said I had a good imagination, but I do not know what restaurant it was. Maybe next time, I will have to keep all those slips of paper.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Oh how nice, the one about you having a good imagination! I keep one every once in awhile. If it's encouraging and I need encouragement. Other than that, I don't take them to heart either. There used to be more of the predictive ones than there are now. Take care and thank your for your response.
• China
24 Jan 08
Good to eat Chinese food..
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
6 Mar 08
There are lots of them. I just think positive. In fact 3 days ago I bought a horoscope magazine to more or less whats in the nest year to come. If it is true then good, if it is wrong, sorry. In there it is stated if there are negative things, positive things are being advice so the negative thing can be avoided. I like that word.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 Mar 08
Yes, all these things are fun. Thank you very much for your response and take care.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Well I can't remember any sayings at the moment. I do like the lucky numbers on the cookies, but as of yet not won any money from them.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Well, Irishmist, maybe it's just a matter of time. Take care
• United States
14 Jan 08
I enjoy the fortunes that give a little Chinese language lessons, but my local haunts have stopped using these. One of the funnest fortunes that i have gotten read, 'if the shoe fits, it's probably yours'. Of coarse, i still like to joke about getting a fortune that says 'Help, i am being held captive in a Chinese fortune-cookie factory' Sometimes when dining with a group of friends it is fun to take turns reading your fortunes out loud & adding the words 'in between the sheets' or some other silly statement that will sure to make those fortunes turn into a barrel of laughs.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Sounds like you and your friends have a really good time with this. My brother and I are the only ones who have fun reading them. Everyone else thinks we're nuts. Take care and thanks for your response.
@shengwen (18)
• China
24 Jan 08
ok.Many people love you!