Sunday, April 17, 2005

Fortune Kooky 

I went to a Chinese restaurant last night with a few friends. It was great even though I was really in the mood for Mexican. So I compromised and had the moo shu pork, which is basically a Chinese burrito.

At the end of the meal we all broke open our cookies and read our fortunes. Here's what mine said: "A gambler not only will lose what he has, but also will lose what he doesn't have." A very sage observation about the evils of gambling and its effect on society. It warns the reader that if you gamble, you will lose not only your money, but perhaps your very soul. Or it may just mean you will start charging your losses to your credit card. In any case, this warning is somewhat undercut by the lucky lotto numbers listed right below it.