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    There should be no such things as negative fortune cookies

    By Jennifer 8. Lee | October 10, 2007

    The New York Times business section writes about ominous fortune cookies that are coming out of Wonton Food in Long Island City. (Why is it in business and not like Dining In/Dining Out or Metro? Because it was a business editor who got the original weird fortune that sparked the idea). I helped out a bit on the story. The reporter showed me the fortune and I was able to — on sight — identify which factory it had come from (scary).

    Among the more frank fortunes:

    Perhaps you’ve been focusing too much on yourself.

    There may be a crisis looming, be ready for it.

    Today is a disastrous day. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

    It’s over your head now. Time to get some professional help.

    What  Wonton Food will learn is that Americans don’t like negative fortunes. It is contrary to their sense of entitlement.

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