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Fortune cookies lose their romance after complaints from parents
New York Post ^ | February 10, 2013 | GARY BUISO

Posted on 02/10/2013 8:26:11 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

Romance is dead — in your fortune cookie!

The world’s largest fortune-cookie manufacturer has cut the heart out of its confections, removing romantic messages in response to complaints from parents of young children.

“Some parents sent us e-mails. They said they didn’t want their kids reading them,” said Derrick Wong, a VP at Brooklyn-based Wonton Food. “Different people have a different perspective.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: complaints; fortunes
This reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode with William Shattner in the diner.
1 posted on 02/10/2013 8:26:18 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Twilight zone is correct. Unless the fortune cookie messages are explicitly erotic, there is nothing wrong with a child seeing a love message and being puzzled, or perhaps grossed out.


2 posted on 02/10/2013 8:28:52 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A little trick I learned was to add the words “in bed” to the end of any fortune cookie saying.


3 posted on 02/10/2013 8:31:15 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

What’s wrong with parents these days? How about telling your child, “This isn’t relevant to you,” and dropping it?


4 posted on 02/10/2013 8:31:28 AM PST by Tax-chick (I have chocolate.)
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To: Tax-chick

Gotta remember....most of them are low information people...someone has to tell them what to tell their children...(s)


5 posted on 02/10/2013 8:33:50 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Tax-chick
Actual parenting? Pshaw. What would you know about that? ;)
6 posted on 02/10/2013 8:36:06 AM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Mommy, the cookie says my dinner comes with “Happy Ending”, does that mean dessert?


7 posted on 02/10/2013 8:38:40 AM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Rebel_Ace

One of my buddies once opened a fortune cookie at a Chinese restaurant. It read, “Soon, and with a young man.”


8 posted on 02/10/2013 8:50:54 AM PST by 04-Bravo
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To: dfwgator
From another post: Mommy, the cookie says my dinner comes with “Happy Ending” ... ?

Happy Ending (in bed)!

Hey, I'll have to remember that.

9 posted on 02/10/2013 8:53:15 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: dfwgator

It so works.

Even if the first time I heard it, my fortune was, “All is not lost.”


10 posted on 02/10/2013 8:55:15 AM PST by pleasedontzotme
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To: ConservativeStatement
Next to be banned:


11 posted on 02/10/2013 8:57:30 AM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: 04-Bravo

My family often gets Chinese take out. We get a kick out of the “English as a second language” phrases that we find in the cookies they include in the order.


12 posted on 02/10/2013 8:59:03 AM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Jonty30

I remember distinctly being a small kid in the 60’s and running across “adult” stuff like this. We’d just giggle or roll our eyes, then forget about it move on with our lives. Sheesh.


13 posted on 02/10/2013 9:03:42 AM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: ConservativeStatement
If you ever visit San Fran, tour the Fortune Cookie Factory in Chinatown. "Factory" makes you think of a huge plant, right? This one will disabuse you of that notion...it's no bigger than an elongated bedroom. But you can eat all the remnants you can carry! My kids always enjoyed a brief drop-in when we went to the city.


14 posted on 02/10/2013 9:06:25 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: thoolou; illiac

Why make the effort to send an email and carry on, when all you have to do is say, “It doesn’t matter. Eat the cookie.”?


15 posted on 02/10/2013 9:07:06 AM PST by Tax-chick (I have chocolate.)
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To: dfwgator

I remember you writing that here once, it’s a hilarious idea and we had lots of fun with it.


16 posted on 02/10/2013 9:09:36 AM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

When my younger sister was about seven years old, she made a “cootie catcher” with fortunes inside. Remember those?

One of the fortunes was “You will die someday.”

Good times, good times...


17 posted on 02/10/2013 9:19:15 AM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

18 posted on 02/10/2013 9:26:40 AM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: ConservativeStatement

I always told Amy that the waiter had made a mistake and had given her my cookie, or her mother’s.


19 posted on 02/10/2013 9:27:29 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I long for the day when one cracks open a fortune cookie with the message of: Whiners. Piss off!


20 posted on 02/10/2013 9:35:06 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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21 posted on 02/10/2013 9:37:30 AM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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I long for the day when one cracks open a fortune cookie with the message of: Whiners. Piss off!

Must be a lot of people with a whole lot of time on their hands to make a fuss over the wording in a fortune cookie. This really is the age where people take offense at everything written yet are supposed to be "nonjudgemental" about every practiced depravity. Homosexual marriage - ok. Printing "you'll meet a tall dark handsome stranger" in a fortune cookie - not ok.

22 posted on 02/10/2013 9:55:00 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Flick Lives

You’re exactly right.


23 posted on 02/10/2013 10:03:07 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: dfwgator
A little trick I learned was to add the words “in bed” to the end of any fortune cookie saying.

That's funny until the eighteen year old girl where you work has to read her fortune: "The first and greatest love is self love..."

Then it becomes freakin' hilarious.

Fortunately she was a good sport rather than the type who complained about sexual harassment.

24 posted on 02/10/2013 10:04:47 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: 04-Bravo

LOL!


25 posted on 02/10/2013 10:14:13 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
This reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode with William Shattner in the diner.

And he obviously got out of the town or he wouldn't have become Kirk.

26 posted on 02/10/2013 10:17:13 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

27 posted on 02/10/2013 10:21:29 AM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: dfwgator

Our family ending is .....between the sheets. Also makes some of those ‘fortunes’ real knee-slappers!


28 posted on 02/10/2013 10:49:54 AM PST by The FIGHTIN Illini
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To: ConservativeStatement

““Romance and travel, for example. Suppose you’re on a business trip with a colleague, that doesn’t mean you want to have a romantic affair,” said Danny Zeng, another VP at Wonton.”

...I guess he doesn’t travel much.


29 posted on 02/10/2013 11:05:36 AM PST by BobL
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To: 04-Bravo

Mine said, “Help, I’m trapped in a Chinese fortune cookie bakery!”


30 posted on 02/10/2013 11:05:53 AM PST by golf lover (goingf)
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To: dfwgator

I had a friend in college that did that for polygraphs, but he added “In Church” mentally to every question. He never failed one, and he truly had never done stuff like smoked pot, in church...


31 posted on 02/10/2013 11:34:31 AM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: trebb

32 posted on 02/10/2013 11:50:46 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Rebel_Ace

There was a very good Chinese restaurant in Winston-Salem and the owners were so cute. They learned English when they got here and when we picked up our to-go orders and were leaving, they all said in unison,

“Thankyouverymuchhaveanicedaycomebackandseeus”.

And, unfortunately, I have never gotten a risque fortune in a fortune cookie.


33 posted on 02/10/2013 12:16:25 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: ConservativeStatement

So, the people who want to suck all the joy out of life for everybody else are finally totally in charge of everything?


34 posted on 02/10/2013 1:38:22 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Me: “I’d like to pick up 30 pounds of fortune cookies.”

Them: “Sure thing. That be pickup or deerivery and what you order?”


35 posted on 02/10/2013 2:44:13 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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