First off, this has nothing to do with technology, so if that’s all you are here for today, scroll down to the next article.
Here’s my relatively un-scientific thoughts on fortune cookies:
- About 60% are NOT fortunes, but instead should be called “observation cookies”. These contain items like “you have a lot of friends” or “honesty is a good way to be happy living”
- The next 20% are more like call-to-actions. Things such as “you should have more generosity in your relationships” or “eat more Chinese food”
- This leaves us with about 19% of traditional fortunes, “expect good news” or “expect another 30% drop in Google’s stock”
The final 1% is reserved for what I call the “spooky fortunes”, and I got one today. A spooky fortune is something that is just WAY too specific, like “watch out for the green truck on Van Ness tonight” or “the second most powerful man in the world is going to shoot someone in the face and not even be at risk for jailtime”.
Today I got a spooky one: “You are soon going to change your present line of work.” Does this mean I need to polish up the resume? Or is that self-fulfilling? Am I due to be fired? Will I be made an offer I cannot refuse (oh, that reminds me, I have the new Godfather game for my Xbox to try out tonight)?