Bad Luck Fortune Cookies


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Hope you enjoyed your General Tso's chicken, because your fortune is about to take a turn for the worse:

“Today is a disastrous day. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” reads one fortune showing up around the country.

“It’s over your head now. Time to get some professional help,” advises another.

As the messages, contained in cookies made by Wonton Food in Queens, have spread across the country, some diners have registered their reactions online. As a result, the company has a marketing challenge on its hands.

I've not gotten one of these grim fortunes yet, but I have gotten plenty of those lame non-fortune fortunes. You know, like, "Have a nice day." I don't put much stock in these slips of paper as it is, so maybe an odd disastrous one would be a welcome change of pace.