Some fortune cookie messages are silly. Some are oversimplified slogans. Occasionally some have a bit of wisdom. Went on Friday to the best of the Chinese restaurants in our small town. Best is not saying much. We were spoiled by one of the top ten Chinese restaurants in the Washington DC metro area. It happened to be just five minutes from our house in Alexandria, Virginia. One of the few cons to living where we do now in southwestern New Mexico. But I digress. The tiny restaurant in Silver City has a new cookie supplier. Wisdom is not on the fortune menu. But in case you missed it, here’s a repost on fortune cookie wisdom from 2014:
Breaking the somewhat clamshell shape of the cookie, my brown-sauce-slick fingers pulled out the literary treasure. Along with a few digits, allegedly winning numbers for some unnamed lottery, came these words of wisdom: When you do foolish things, do them with enthusiasm. Hah, I wondered—enthusiastically foolish or foolishly enthusiastic? I certainly have done my share of foolish things—like driving the 90 miles from Mankato to Minneapolis in a snowstorm. With three-foot drifts piled alongside the highway, snow continued to fall. I could drive no more than 35 miles per hour the entire way.