Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fortune Cookie Makers Taking Themselves Too Seriously

Kind of like bloggers, fortune cookie makers can lose their charm and become annoying when they start taking themselves too seriously and try to be more influential than they really are.
“Today is a disastrous day. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” reads one fortune showing up around the country.

“It’s over your head now. Time to get some professional help,” advises another.

As the messages, contained in cookies made by Wonton Food in Queens, have spread across the country, some diners have registered their reactions online. As a result, the company has a marketing challenge on its hands.
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“We wanted our fortune cookies to be a little bit more value-added,” Mr. Chow said.
Believe it or not, the entire article about fortune cookie messages doesn't even mention that you're supposed to add "in bed" to the end of most fortunes - which is why I still have "Your ability is appreciated" and "Do something unusual tomorrow" posted on my bulletin board.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really? HAHA. "Time to get professional help... in bed." "If you can't beat em, join em... in bed." Awesome!

10/11/2007 7:34 AM  
Anonymous Sunshine said...

"Today is a disastrous day." There's what I want on a fortune cookie.

"Today is a disastrous bed." There's one that's even more uplifting!

10/11/2007 8:03 AM  

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