Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Leave the Cookie Alone

I love fortune cookies. Okay, they don't always taste that great - nothing like a milano - but still they are a ritual of sorts. They signal the bill paying and the end of a good meal (hopefully). And it really ticks me off this current trend where many of the so-called fortunes are more proverbs. "You will find something you have been looking for," is a fortune. "You are good at finding things," is not. It is a fortune cookie because it contains a fortune. I don't need a cliche cookie, or a proverb cookie, or a lucky number cookie. Or an election cookie. Because, apparently in Austin, that's what you get. So - we must stop the madness. Perhaps a People for the Protection of Fortune Cookies is in order here? How else will we make them understand?