After our second meal at the Golden Palace (where the “very spicy” food was, at least, more spicy than the food on our first visit), I excitedly reached for my fortune cookie.
Zoe had already secured the winning fortune of the night:
You will soon cross desert sands for a fun vacation.
It is not true, as far as I know, but it’s a lovely sentiment to take out of a cookie.
I was a little nervous about my own fortune, since last time I had none. This time, there was a slip of paper in the cookie, but the message was basically the same:
You shouldn’t overspend at the moment. Frugality is important.
Oh, Golden Palace. You understand my life so well. In these weeks between my first quarterly tax payment and my next paycheck, frugality is important.
That’s why, when I went to the circus after supper, I brought no money at all. I brought something much better: Zoe’s grandparents.
So, Mike and I were frugal, and Zoe still got all the mini donuts, souvenirs, and turns in the bounce house that she wanted. The best of both worlds.
What’s the most fitting fortune you’ve ever gotten from a cookie?
Or: What tips for frugal living would you like to share with the class?