23 March 2010

More Tactical Fortune-Cookies

Regular readers will recognize my practice of adding the words "on the deployment" to the phrases found on my family's (and buddies') fortune cookies. (Click for the first and second installments.)

Less-mature consumers of popular Asian-American cuisine (what--you think you can get fortune cookies anywhere but in the U.S. of A.?)--myself included--may further recognize that this practice stems from a similar high-school joke about adding the words "in bed," in order to spice up one's fortunes--if not one's love life.

The Family Sherpa must've gone to a pretty high-falutin' Chop Suey joint this past weekend, because my fortunes of war turned out to be a little wordy and high-concept:
  • "Others appreciate your creativity ... on the deployment."
  • "Someone is interested in you. Keep your eyes open ... on the deployment."
  • "You will have good luck in your personal affairs ... on the deployment."
  • "You have the ability to make quick decisions and take a firm stand when necessary ... on the deployment."


  1. Oh shit, I just laughed so hard, coffee flew out my nose all over the keyboard.

    We came up with some silly shit for our deployments...based on the line from American Pie, "one time in Baghdad...."

  2. And
    He who laughs last is laughing at you…on deployment.

    Your ability to juggle many tasks will take you far…on deployment.


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