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Who else here hates the damn !$%@%@% Chinese

  1. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    .. fortune cookies they place in take out orders?

    They are so yummy, but the predictions seldom come true

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
      Maddie Ruudposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I once got a fortune that said, "Don't drink and drive."  That's not a fortune!  I felt cheated.

      1. Greek One profile image79
        Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        that's the whole thing about it, isn't it??

        You get a Chinese fortune cookie.. and 5 minutes later, you're hungry for another one!

        It's like being a fan of the San Jose Sharks... so much potential, but never fully satisfying smile

        1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
          Maddie Ruudposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Had to get the dig in there, didn't you?  It's okay, I haven't been watching hockey this year.  It's bad for my chronic pain.



          Ed, that's true, but I don't even drive.  I mean, I have a license, but not a car.  I suppose I will have to eventually.

          1. Greek One profile image79
            Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            you don't know ANYTHING about chronic pain until you become a Leaf fan

      2. ezhang profile image
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        ezhangposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Put it this way, if you followed the advice, fortune is bound to come to you eventually in some form (as long as you're alive, there's hope for fortune)

        1. Greek One profile image79
          Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          but even the advise is incomplete!

          It says don't drink AND drive... (ie at the same time)

          what about the perils of drinking and THEN driving!?!?!

    2. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Don't know. I don't eat Chinese food. So, I don't get fortune cookies. lol

    3. Ron Montgomery profile image59
      Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I got one once with a 10 digit # and the words Sum Yeung Gai

      I still haven't figured it out.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I wouldn't worry about it, unless you start getting ones demanding payment for the National debt.

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      haaaa I love them. My most recent one said... a carrot a day keeps cancer away.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I have not decided yet...

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    Home Girlposted 5 years ago

    Not enough fortune for everybody...

  4. Sally's Trove profile image99
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    Mostly, I order out for Chinese. By the time I get to opening the cookies, their fortunes are as soggy as the cookies. I get the fortunes that say learn Chinese on the other side...they're kind of cute.

    1. Greek One profile image79
      Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I hate soggy cookies!!

      Reminds me of making love in the Springtime outside in the garden

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You know, Greek, 60 year old memories can often subtly change, becoming something they weren't.

        Or at least I think that's what he said....

      2. Sally's Trove profile image99
        Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        So sorry that that was a soggy experience for you. It should have been filled with expectation and wonder. smile

    2. Paul Wingert profile image78
      Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Love Mongolian Beef and General Tso Chicken!

  5. Reality Bytes profile image94
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    At least they have a Chinese word with translation on the back to further your higher education?

  6. robindeng profile image60
    robindengposted 5 years ago

    Kinda confused. Chinese fortune cookies, what the heck is that?
    yikes

  7. recommend1 profile image73
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    Funny thing is - we don't get those fortune cookies here in China big_smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Do they even originate from China? I thought they may be a marketing ploy like a lot of the Chinese food that the Chinese have never heard of. lol

      1. recommend1 profile image73
        recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe they are a Hong Kong thing ?

        1. Rosie2010 profile image83
          Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Our Chinese fortune cookies are made here in Canada.  How about  them apples?... I mean cookies. 

          My brother-in-law is Chinese Canadian.  He got one that says "You love Chinese food."   lol

          1. shogan profile image87
            shoganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I got one once that said "under penalty of law, do not remove this fortune."

            1. Paul Wingert profile image78
              Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I believe fortune cookies, and a vast majority of Chinese food found in resturants here in the US, originated in California.

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          DoorMattnomoreposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          As far back as the 19th century, a cookie very similar in appearance to the modern Fortune cookie was made in Kyoto, Japan, and there is a Japanese temple tradition of random fortunes, called omikuji.......
          Most of the people who claim to have introduced the cookie to the United States are Japanese, so the theory is that these bakers were modifying a cookie design which they were aware of from their days in Japan.

          (wikipedia)

  8. Ron Montgomery profile image59
    Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago

    One of the leading U.S. to China exports is chopsticks.  There is a factory in Georgia that can hardly keep up with the demand.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's an interesting and good point!

  9. maven101 profile image78
    maven101posted 5 years ago

    Fortune cookies aside, I hate the Chinese..! I'm taking a break right now from trying to assemble one of their damn BBQ rotisserie sets...NOTHING FITS!!

    I have to drill two holes in the side of the BBQ itself to make the rod level with the motor attachment...The parts inventory does not include a wooden handle, just a rod ending with threading..! The instructions are quasi-English and show no difference between screw sizes...Instructions end with this admonition: Please to keep hand off motor when cocked...Huh !!!

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Im sorry to laugh. But two years ago I got my husband a bbq for fathers day. The assembled version would not fit in my van, and I thought that assembly would require putting the bottom half onto the top half. Like..stick the legs on and be done.

      I was sooo very wrong and to make a long story short, I ended up with a fat lip, a scrape over my right eye, and I got the bottom part of the grill backwards so the propane tank doesnt sit right.

      never again will I put a grill together.

    2. shogan profile image87
      shoganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      "Please to keep hand off motor when cocked...Huh !!!"

      Sometimes there are just too many inappropriate responses to choose just one.

    3. recommend1 profile image73
      recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah - you go right ahead and blame the Chinese for selling poor quality goods that are demanded by Walmart for poor Americans to buy because you have no work because your own shops import the rubbish from China instead of the good stuff that Chinese buy big_smile

      1. Paul Wingert profile image78
        Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Can't blame the Chinese because Americans want cheaper stuff.

        1. recommend1 profile image73
          recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That is right - but you can blame the cheap importers for being lazy buyers when the good stuff is only a fraction more cost.

 
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