Headline of the week

This one takes the cake (almost literally):

From the article:

For 30 years, Donald Lau has been the “Chief Fortune Writer” at Wonton Foods, a manufacturer that touts itself to be one of the world’s largest producers of fortune cookies.

But now, Lau is leaving his position following a long bout of writer’s block.

“I used to write 100 a year, but I’ve only written two or three a month over the past year,” Lau recently explained to Time.

Lau has been with the New York City-based company– which operates out of Brooklyn and Queens boroughs, since the 1980s but a new push to produce inspiring sayings that promote wellness and serenity has Lau coming up blank.

Instead, James Wong, a nephew of the company’s founder, will now handle the writing position. He’s already being trained by Lau.

There’s more at the link.

Riddle me this:  is a Chinese fortune cookie fortune writer with writer’s block equivalent to an astrologer suffering from soothsayer’s cramps?



  1. Tangent;

    I was actually present when a friend opened a fortune cookie with the fortune "Help! I am being held prisoner in a Chinese bakery". I turned out the the owner bought a small number of 'joke' fortunes are slated them in the normal supply.

    I miss that restaurant.

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