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?
Or a psychic suffering from amnesia.
Just go back and add..in bed.. to all the old ones.
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.