Skip to comments.Fortune cookies lose their romance after complaints from parents
Posted on 02/10/2013 8:26:11 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
Romance is dead in your fortune cookie!
The worlds largest fortune-cookie manufacturer has cut the heart out of its confections, removing romantic messages in response to complaints from parents of young children.
Some parents sent us e-mails. They said they didnt want their kids reading them, said Derrick Wong, a VP at Brooklyn-based Wonton Food. Different people have a different perspective.
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Twilight zone is correct. Unless the fortune cookie messages are explicitly erotic, there is nothing wrong with a child seeing a love message and being puzzled, or perhaps grossed out.
A little trick I learned was to add the words “in bed” to the end of any fortune cookie saying.
What’s wrong with parents these days? How about telling your child, “This isn’t relevant to you,” and dropping it?
Gotta remember....most of them are low information people...someone has to tell them what to tell their children...(s)
Mommy, the cookie says my dinner comes with “Happy Ending”, does that mean dessert?
One of my buddies once opened a fortune cookie at a Chinese restaurant. It read, “Soon, and with a young man.”
Happy Ending (in bed)!
Hey, I'll have to remember that.
It so works.
Even if the first time I heard it, my fortune was, “All is not lost.”
My family often gets Chinese take out. We get a kick out of the “English as a second language” phrases that we find in the cookies they include in the order.
I remember distinctly being a small kid in the 60’s and running across “adult” stuff like this. We’d just giggle or roll our eyes, then forget about it move on with our lives. Sheesh.
Why make the effort to send an email and carry on, when all you have to do is say, “It doesn’t matter. Eat the cookie.”?
I remember you writing that here once, it’s a hilarious idea and we had lots of fun with it.
When my younger sister was about seven years old, she made a “cootie catcher” with fortunes inside. Remember those?
One of the fortunes was “You will die someday.”
Good times, good times...
I always told Amy that the waiter had made a mistake and had given her my cookie, or her mother’s.
I long for the day when one cracks open a fortune cookie with the message of: Whiners. Piss off!
Must be a lot of people with a whole lot of time on their hands to make a fuss over the wording in a fortune cookie. This really is the age where people take offense at everything written yet are supposed to be "nonjudgemental" about every practiced depravity. Homosexual marriage - ok. Printing "you'll meet a tall dark handsome stranger" in a fortune cookie - not ok.
You’re exactly right.
That's funny until the eighteen year old girl where you work has to read her fortune: "The first and greatest love is self love..."
Then it becomes freakin' hilarious.
Fortunately she was a good sport rather than the type who complained about sexual harassment.
And he obviously got out of the town or he wouldn't have become Kirk.
Our family ending is .....between the sheets. Also makes some of those ‘fortunes’ real knee-slappers!
“Romance and travel, for example. Suppose youre on a business trip with a colleague, that doesnt mean you want to have a romantic affair, said Danny Zeng, another VP at Wonton.”
...I guess he doesn’t travel much.
Mine said, “Help, I’m trapped in a Chinese fortune cookie bakery!”
I had a friend in college that did that for polygraphs, but he added “In Church” mentally to every question. He never failed one, and he truly had never done stuff like smoked pot, in church...
There was a very good Chinese restaurant in Winston-Salem and the owners were so cute. They learned English when they got here and when we picked up our to-go orders and were leaving, they all said in unison,
And, unfortunately, I have never gotten a risque fortune in a fortune cookie.
So, the people who want to suck all the joy out of life for everybody else are finally totally in charge of everything?
Me: “I’d like to pick up 30 pounds of fortune cookies.”
Them: “Sure thing. That be pickup or deerivery and what you order?”
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