Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
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, weâ€™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 FortuneTeeShirt.com. 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."