D. (dalaruan) wrote,

fortune cookie

Fortune cookies. With their prophecies like medieval speech scrolls. I enjoy them so much.

typical fortune cookie

The one I opened in a Chinese restaurant, after dinner with my boy-friend. Beside him I had a secret lover, for the first time in my life. The cookie's sentence curdled my blood, I stuttered when my companion requested the text:

No servant can serve two masters. | Man kann nicht Diener zweier Herren sein.

Yesterday I found my favorite sentence, due to the absurd mistranslation:

In love you can shine like the brightest stars. | Glueckskekse bringen Ihnen viel Glueck. 
(Fortune cookies bring you great fortune.)

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