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."