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Help, I'm a prisoner of Chinese fortune cookie philosophy!

Went out for Chinese with my folks tonight (King Yen, a restaurant that's been in the neighborhood for ages). Food was good of course. We had some fun with the fortune cookies, though.

Mine was "You are incredibly clever. Others often come to you for advice." I showed it to my folks, proudly exclaiming "I are smart!"

My mom's was "You will take a chance on something in the near future." She followed up with "You have been warned."

My dad's was "Isolating yourself from others will not prevent you from being hurt." I said, "Yeah, because nobody will be around to say, 'Hey, look out for that tree!'"

There was a fourth cookie. The fortune there was "Happiness is wanting what you have, not having what you want." My response was "But...if you want what you have, but you have it...then...don't you have what...ARGH! My head!" My dad said that he was disturbed by the fact that he almost understood it. My mom said he was becoming enlightened. He said, "Yeah, because the light will be on all night while I'm scratching my head. Because I need to see to scratch my head."

And so, to bed.
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