Fortune Cookie T-Shirts

Last week Simple Dad wrote about a fortune cookie experience where the people at his restaurant table had these outcomes:

"Mom opened her cookie to reveal her word: Telephone.

Female Friend opened her cookie to reveal: Lobster.

Male Friend opened his cookie to reveal: House.

I open my cookie to reveal: Daughter."

Simple Dad’s conclusion: "So, according to the cookie, we’re having a girl."

First, allow me a few questions. Did Mom win a telephone contest that evening? Did a lost lobster come snapping at Female Friend’s door the next morning? Did Male Friend play poker that weekend and win with a full house? I suspect the answer is "no" to each question. So, it seems far more likely that the fortune cookies foretold futures that will not come to pass, and thus, Simple Dad is destined to have a boy.

Second, I thought Simple Dad would enjoy seeing some of the fortune cookie infant T-shirts available at Several of the shirts are fairly lame, but a couple caught my eye: "Confucius says: drool is the nectar of knowledge" and "A nap is in my near future."


3 Responses to “Fortune Cookie T-Shirts”

  1. SimpleDad says:

    Actually, our female friend is still recovering from the assault from a deadly crustacean. You should think about these things before you make such offhanded remarks.

    Why can’t I get an adult sized nap T?

    September 22nd, 2005 at 8:31 pm

  2. AJ says:

    How terribly inappropriate of me. Allow me to profusely apologize.

    I’m sorry. So sorry. So very sorry. Really very sorry. Just plain Sorry. And also Monopoly, and maybe Battleship. Definitely Stratego. I am so very Stratego that I blogged that about your dining experience without thinking first.

    I feel her pain. I was attacked by barnacles as a small child. Their nibbles kind of tickle, but the resulting anaphylactic shock is the stuff memories are made of.

    OK, I’ve said too much.

    September 22nd, 2005 at 9:01 pm

  3. lisa says:

    just came across this and thought you might be interested in other fortune cookie shirts for babies and kids:

    This toddler one is also organic:

    January 3rd, 2008 at 4:24 pm