I like Panda Express; particularly their “Super Greens” instead of the carbohydrates of rice or noodles. I also like fortune cookies.
I suppose when I say 44 Panda Express meals, that is incorrect: I know that at least once, perhaps twice, I’ve gotten two fortune cookies for my one meal. Whatever: it’s close enough.
Anyway, for some time now, I’ve been throwing the fortune cookies in a pile, and today I was cleaning up. Time to throw them all away … but why not read them again, first?
The three duplicates are:
- An Admirer Is Concealing Affection For You
- You Can Always Trust Your Friends
- Avoid Unchallenging Occupations – They Waste Your Talents
My reaction to that first one is: “Nice!”
That second one simply says that I’m reasonably good at judging character and don’t make friends with people who aren’t trustworthy.
That third one is a problem for me. Ever since my job changed, I definitely feel unchallenged. I used to be the sole email administrator for a 5,000 person organization. We farmed that out to Microsoft, so all that is left for me to do is e-discovery. This is rarely interesting. I am so looking forward to retiring from work so I can take up exercise, programming, and community service. June 2026, I hope.
As far as the rest of the fortune cookies go, my favorites are:
- Seek Out A Service Project That Uplifts Your Community
- Only Your Expectations Can Slow You Down
- Work Hard – Be Nice