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May 13, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Fortune cookie message

FortunecookieAbraham Martinez writes in:

Every time they serve eggrolls at my school, they give out a fortune cookie to go along with it. I found this "special" message in my fortune cookie.

I thought that all of the messages in fortune cookies were supposed to be about your future or just an interesting thought.

When I checked my friend's messages from the fortune cookies, I found that 6 out of 11 received the same message I did!


sounds like it wants you to give encouragement to your assignments so they won't get depressed.

Posted by: gmangw at May 13, 2006 12:20 AM

HAHAHAHAHAH! i should do that in my own school work!!!! lol

sidenote: i cant believe i got this close to firsT!

Posted by: NCeJ at May 13, 2006 03:08 AM

i once had one that said "you will buy new pants". wich did come true, by the way.

Posted by: tictic at May 13, 2006 05:20 AM

Keep them secret? What?

Where I'm from, you read them aloud to the people you're dining with. Now that I've moved to California, I've been introduced to the practice of reading them aloud, then saying "in bed", then laughing.

But seriously, I've seen plenty of examples in popular culture of reading your fortunes out loud. Keeping them a secret is something I've never heard of until now.

Posted by: Kalthare at May 13, 2006 06:13 AM

I've determined that a fortune is invalid if more than one person in a group gets the same one.

Posted by: fsdgfh at May 13, 2006 11:29 AM

I'd like to know why one time I got an empty fortune cookie. Now THAT is "broken". Hmph!

Posted by: Serenity at May 13, 2006 11:44 AM

"Your true love is closer than you think."

Gotten at a table with several people of the same gender.

Posted by: Fuzzy at May 13, 2006 12:39 PM

These were probably specially printed for your school,

You can have your own messages printed and put in cookies by going to I know this because I once got a fortune cookie with that web address on it. - Talk about cheap advertising!

P.S. The web site does not work for some reason

Posted by: Darth Ninja at May 13, 2006 04:07 PM

I once got a fortune that said, "You have beautiful blue eyes."

I have brown eyes, if that even matters.

Posted by: Ilan at May 13, 2006 06:25 PM

HELP! I'm trapped in a Chinese fortune cookie factory.

Posted by: Paul at May 13, 2006 07:31 PM

Hey Abraham -

I can't make a final determination re: broken, until I know if your school serves eggrolls with: mac & cheese, pizza, peanut butter & jelly, or Lucky Charms. If so, it is ALL broken anyway.

p.s. Serenity: "no fortune" is "good fortune" you didn't get anything broken - - ask anyone Chinese!

Posted by: Cookie at May 13, 2006 10:43 PM

In the first week of my new job, going out to for Chinese with the entire company - we all read our fortunes aloud, I got this:

Our first love, our last love: self-love.

Posted by: DaveC426913 at May 13, 2006 11:30 PM

The tradition around here is that you read your fortune cookie out loud, but they ALWAYS sound better when you append your fortune with: " bed."

Posted by: DaveC426913 at May 13, 2006 11:32 PM

it was accually not just to tell you

Posted by: Arthuy at May 13, 2006 11:56 PM

This reminds me of an episode of The Simpsons where Homer is thinking of having an affair, and gets a fortune cookie saying "You will find happiness with a new love". When the fortune cookies at the restaraunt run out a barrel with "Stick with your wife" cookies are opened.

Posted by: LK at May 14, 2006 02:25 PM

They want you to work harder in school so the school gets more money from the government. Unless you go to a school that makes you pay for tuition.

Posted by: Jesse at May 14, 2006 07:38 PM

I got a fortune once that read, "Wow! A secret message from your teeth!"


Posted by: Emily at May 15, 2006 06:11 PM

I once had one that said, "You are a very handsome man."

Last time I checked....I was female.

Donna Cutting

aka Gal Morale

Posted by: Donna Cutting at May 15, 2006 06:51 PM

Any fortune cookie that is supposed to make a real prediction is either so amazingly general that it is impossibe to be wrong, such as the "you will buy new pants" one. Or they apply to half the population of the world, the you are a handsome man one. 50% of the time it will be correct. I say that is broken.

Posted by: Bedlamite at May 15, 2006 08:05 PM

My personal favorite foture cookie I got was one that read: "your luck will change".

What if I was having good luck already?

Posted by: Memnon at May 16, 2006 01:33 PM

dang it... proofreading is a good idea.. that was furtune cookie not foture...

Posted by: Memnon at May 16, 2006 01:35 PM

I had one that says: lucky numbers 5,17,23,27,33,40. Maybe I got someone elses cookie, because they haven't come up for me yet.

Posted by: American Idiot at May 16, 2006 03:48 PM

it would be funny if the lucky numbers were


if you don't get it take out the comma seperating

the 6's. If you still don't get it you are sheltered and need to read your Bible or else lol

Posted by: edison at May 16, 2006 11:17 PM

Uh, edison, they generally put the numbers in order from lowest to greatest. So your proposed amusing order is improbable, AKA: Broken. Also, 666 has never been that funny with the exception of a few select occasions. Personalised fortune cookies kick ass, we got a bunch at a fundraiser I went to that said "Give us your money. Please and thank you."

Posted by: achilles at May 16, 2006 11:45 PM

Fine 6,66,,70,72,77

There are you happy now :)

Posted by: edison at May 17, 2006 07:16 AM

Uhhhh, skuze me eddie san, there are no lotto numbers over 55. WTH are you talking about? You are broken.

Posted by: Beavis at May 17, 2006 12:02 PM

I had one "help i am being held in a chinese bakery"

Posted by: aidan at May 17, 2006 08:57 PM

Seriously, Emily? That's a joke on the short-lived "The Tick" TV series. The Tick goes to a Chinese restaurant, crams the entire fortune cookie in his mouth and starts eating it, then pulls the slip of paper out and exclaims, "it's a secret message... FROM MY MOUTH!"

... it's hilarious if you're a Tick fan.

Posted by: James Schend at May 18, 2006 12:23 PM

I once got a fortune cookie that said:

"The greatest danger could be your stupidity."

It's great when even your fortune cookie insults you... lol

Posted by: Kris at May 19, 2006 11:36 PM

With my luck, I'd crack open a cookie and it would say, "ERROR CODE 404"

Posted by: Timm at May 20, 2006 12:11 AM

I got one that says "Don't make unneccessary gambles" directly under it says "your lucky numbers 2,5,7,23,25,34.

Posted by: Fuzzy at May 21, 2006 08:58 PM

My dad once got one that said "YOu like Chinese food" in fact, he got it severral times in a row at the same restaurant. Fortune Cookies are wierd and they aren't chinese, their chinese american.

Posted by: Ray-Ray Chan at May 21, 2006 11:13 PM

How about this then? (search for 'cookie')

Hope the URL makes it through, if not Google for 'fortune cookie lottery'.

Posted by: SimonTrew at May 22, 2006 05:57 AM

If you think your fortune cookies were odd... check this out. I was at the local Chinese Buffet in town, and it was my dad's birthday. His fortune cookie had the message: A nice cake is waiting for you. Pretty weird, huh? Well then the first thing we saw when we got home was a nut covered bunt cake! Now that's a fortune cookie.

Posted by: Seriously_creeped_out at June 3, 2006 09:10 AM

"With my luck, I'd crack open a cookie and it would say, "ERROR CODE 404""

LOL that is so funny it must be repeated

Posted by: TAE at June 5, 2006 08:21 PM

They serve fortune cookies at your school?

Posted by: joe at July 7, 2006 03:32 PM

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